Police: SUV found abandoned after stolen from Ridgefield home's garage

Ridgefield police said a Honda Pilot was found after being stolen as it was idling in a Scodon Drive home's garage early Thursday.

Ridgefield police said a Honda Pilot was found after being stolen as it was idling in a Scodon Drive home's garage early Thursday.

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RIDGEFIELD — Police say a thief stole an idling car from an open garage before abandoning it nearby early Thursday morning, police said.

Police received a report of a car theft around 4:45 a.m. Thursday, according to Capt. Jeff Raines, public information officer for the Ridgefield Police Department. The owner of the car told officers his white 2017 Honda Pilot had been warming up in the garage of his Scodon Drive home when it was stolen, Raines said. 

Home surveillance system video showed a male suspect, possibly in his late teens or early 20s, entered the open garage and stole the car, according to Raines. He appeared to be armed with a handgun and was wearing a light-colored hoodie, a face mask and dark athletic-style pants striped down the sides, Raines said.

The unoccupied Honda Pilot was recovered a short distance away from the home after becoming disabled, according to Raines. He said the incident is under investigation by Ridgefield detectives.

Anyone with information regarding the car theft can contact Detective DuBord at 203-431-2794 or the Ridgefield Police Department’s tip line at 203-431-2345.

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