Police Reports: Thieves, a burglary, Shelton man really wanted a $7 refund

MONROE, CT — A stolen black Porsche SUV was used by thieves attempting to steal items from vehicles in Newtown and Monroe Monday.

At approximately 5:35 p.m., a Trailside Drive resident called police to report seeing four teenagers, who arrived in a black Porsche SUV, pulling on car doors in his neighborhood.

An officer responding to the call passed the Porsche heading south on Route 111, passing Masuk High School. Police said the officer turned around and attempted to catch up to the SUV, before losing visual contact at Fan Hill Road.

Officers responded to the scene on Trailside Drive and the resident told them his vehicle was entered, but nothing appeared to be missing.

Police said they notified surrounding towns of the incident and the Newtown Police Department told them the same Porsche was seen in their town, when thieves tried to enter vehicles on Strawberry Lane.

Police later confirmed that the Porsche was stolen from Westport earlier in the day.

The Monroe Police Detective Division is investigating the case.

Anger over a refund

Police warned a Shelton man not to return to Advanced Auto Parts, 380 Monroe Turnpike, after a verbal altercation with employees Wednesday night.

An employee told the man, who appeared to be in his 60s, the store could not refund the price difference for a part he bought there the day before, because the item was discontinued, according to police.

Police said the customer allegedly became irate, started yelling and cursing at store employees, and refused to leave until he got his refund. At one point, when he walked outside, employees told officers they locked him out, adding he started banging on the glass and swearing at them, before driving off.

Store employees snapped a photo of the man’s vehicle and police were able to determine his Shelton address.

When officers spoke to him at his home, police said he confirmed he was upset because they would not give him the refund of seven dollars.

The store did not wish to press charges, but asked police to tell him not to return. If he does, officers told him he may be arrested.

The incident occurred around 8:42 p.m.

Garage burglary

A Fan Hill Road man told police someone stole $5,700 worth of carpentry and landscaping tools from his garage.

The theft was reported on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The victim reportedly told officers the last time he saw his tools was March 21. He said he always locks his house and garage doors, according to police.

The burglary is under investigation.

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