Thieves with a penchant for motor scooters including the popular Vespa, as well as the more staid model of a station wagon apparently targeted Old Greenwich over the weekend.
According to Greenwich Police, residents reported the thefts on Sunday, Sept. 15.
Two of the thefts occurred in the Old Greenwich Gables condominium complex, according police reports. A 2010 Acura station wagon was the first vehicle reported stolen, at 10:28 a.m. The vehicle had been locked, according to Lt. Robert Berry.
At 11 a.m., a Webb Avenue resident reported Vespa motor scooter was missing. A second scooter, a 2001 Honda was reported stolen by another Old Greenwich Gables resident shortly before 4 p.m. Values of each of the vehicles were not available.
Berry said it was unusual that scooters would be targeted by thieves. "Usually we don't have a problem with a (theft) ring for scooters. It's too early to tell if they're related" to a rash of vehicle thefts throughout Greenwich earlier this summer, Berry said.