BRISTOL — Bristol police are asking residents to be extra vigilant after receiving a report of the theft of items from a car.
Police said someone entered an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway of a Church Street home and stole cash, fuel, three silver necklaces and a cell phone. Police believe the theft occurred between 11 p.m. on Sunday, May 11, and 6 a.m. on Monday, May 12.
On Monday around noon, Bristol police said they also recovered stolen items on Maple Street that they believe were taken from someone who lives on that street. Later on Monday, Chief Kevin Gibbs sent out a press release confirming that the items had come from a car parked in a Maple Street driveway. He said the resident of that home reported hearing several (believed to be three) quick car door slams at about 11 p.m. on Sunday. She did not see the vehicle but it’s believed it may have been near her house, Gibbs reported.
Additional reports of thefts have been passed on to Vermont State Police involving homes on Jay Drive and Monkton Road.
It is likely that other thefts will soon be reported, police said, and officers on Monday planned to canvas the neighborhood. Anyone with information that may aid police in locating a suspect or suspects should contact Bristol police at 453-2333 or Vermont State Police at 388-4919.
Bristol police said their counterparts at the Vermont State Police barracks in New Haven also are investigating several burglaries in Starksboro, and that a connection between those thefts and the ones in Bristol has not been ruled out.