The value of property stolen from a Half Mile Road home in Darien is expected to exceed $10,000, according to police.
The burglary occurred between 4 p.m. Aug. 15 and 7:15 a.m. Aug. 16, police said. A nanny and housekeeper discovered the break-in on Aug. 16, police said.
Numerous pieces of jewelry, watches, handbags, shoes and silver cutlery were stolen, police said. Cash was also taken from the home.
The thieves gained entrance through a large, arched window on the second floor of the home, police said. The damage to window is $2,500, according to the report.
The home is under renovation and the family has been staying at another house for the last month, police said. The homeowners check on the home from time to time, police said, and were there Aug. 15.
Jewelry that was left behind was found strewn about the home, police said.
The home does have an alarm system but was it wasn't triggered during the burglary, police said. There is also a surveillance system in place but it is not equipped with night vision, but police are working to enhance the video to aid in the investigation.
The owners are compiling a detailed list of stolen goods, police said.