Darien police blotter
Updated 3:00 pm, Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Men pose as water company employees
A group of men posing as water company employees entered an elderly couple’s home without their permission last week, police said.
According to police, two men approached an 87-year-old Hollow Tree Ridge Road resident who was in his yard about 6:45 p.m. on July 16. They asked him, “Hi pops, where’s mom?” The man said his 78-year-old wife was inside and the men went into the house without permission, police said.
One man went directly into the basement and turned on a faucet, claiming to check if the water was clean and had enough pressure, according to police. The second man turned on the kitchen faucet and the two men then went upstairs and turned on the water in the bathroom, police said.
The woman then told them to leave and they ran out the front door, police said.
One of the men was described as Hispanic, about 19 years old with a slim build and about 5-foot-9. The second man was described as white or Hispanic in his 30s, about 5-foot-7 and heavy set. A third man who waited outside was described as being short and wearing a blue plaid shirt.
Nothing is believed to have been taken.
A resident on nearby Williams Street reported seeing the group of men on that street at approximately the same time, though no description of a vehicle was obtained.
Pair steal bottle of vodka
Two women stole a $40 bottle of vodka last week from Darien Discount Wine and Spirits, police said.
According to police, the two women loitered inside the store for about 20 minutes, each taking turns asking the clerk questions to try to distract him shortly before 7 p.m. on July 15.
Another customer eventually came into the store and the two women quickly left, police said. The clerk then realized a $39.99 bottle of Grey Goose vodka had been taken, police said.
The women were described as black, one heavy set and about 5-foot-6 and the other about 5-foot-9 with shoulder-length hair, police said. They left in a blue Mini Cooper, police said.
TV stolen from new homeowners
A 15-inch flatscreen TV of unknown value was taken from a Leroy Avenue house that was not yet occupied by the new owners. The incident occurred sometime after 4:30 p.m. on July 15, and before they returned the next evening. The TV, along with two others that were not touched, were left by the previous owner.
The couple said they gave a key to the painter, who was supposed to do work the next day, but he said he was unable to get into the house because the lock was dead-bolted. Nothing else in the house was touched.
Unlocked car burglarized at beach
An unlocked car was burglarized at Weed Beach Saturday between 3:30 and 4:45 p.m. The owner parked near the swings, but left her window down, with her beach bag in the back, which was taken. It contained a $350 Apple iPad, two debit cards, a wallet worth $30 and a $500 Lord & Taylor gift card.
Motor scooter stolen at train station
A Wolf motor scooter, valued at $1,200, was taken from the Noroton Heights westbound train station sometime between July 9 and July 13. The owner locked the 2014 vehicle with a wrap-around chain near the staircase.