Car burglaries in Darien continue
Published 3:36 pm, Friday, September 23, 2016
DARIEN — A recent string of thefts from cars continued as police reported they received several more complaints over the weekend, including nine on the night of Sept. 18.
The first two burglaries occurred on Hoyt Street. Officers on the midnight shift responded to a motor vehicle burglary on Sept. 17. A resident reported he heard an alarm go off on a 2002 Ford Explorer that was parked in his driveway. The victim woke up and looked out the bedroom window to see a suspect, possibly male, running away from his driveway, heading northbound on Hoyt Street. The interior light of a 2006 Ford Mustang that was also parked in the driveway was on. The vehicles belonged to the victim’s family members. Nothing was taken in this incident.
The next morning, a second Hoyt Street resident reported his car had been searched. The victim had parked his car at midnight on Sept. 16 and returned to vehicle on Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. Upon entering the vehicle, the victim noticed documents had been removed from the glove box and placed on the passenger seat. He then noticed his Armani Exchange prescription sunglasses had been taken from the vehicle, a 2008 Toyota. The resident said he thought he had locked the vehicle, but there was no sign of forced entry.
Then overnight from Sept. 18 into Sept. 19, nine more cars were rummaged through. Police said unlocked vehicles on Georgian Lane, Lake Drive, Phillips Lane, Echo Drive North and Hoyt Court were all entered. An alarm going off on a vehicle on Georgian Lane at 1:30 a.m. prompted a resident to call the police. Only the vehicles on Lake Drive had items stolen from them. A $5 bill was taken from one vehicle and 90 cents was taken from another.
Police are still investigating these incidents.