Break-in of Porsche related to country club burglaries
Published 11:48 am, Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Nearly $5,000 in goods and cash was stolen from a woman's Porsche Panna on July 31, in an incident police believe is related to the string of break-ins at various country clubs.
The woman told police that her car was parked in the Country Club of Darien lot from 9:07 to 10:40 a.m. It was unclear if the car was unlocked, but there were no signs of forced entry.
Taken were a white jacket, valued at $20; a tan Etro purse, $900; a green Goyard wallet, $1,450; $100 in cash; credit cards; an iPhone 5, $400; and two Gucci cases containing Gucci sunglasses and prescription glasses, $1,800, according to the police report.
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Police said the break-in is related to the string of others that have happened at various country clubs.
Greenwich, Darien and Stratford law enforcement officers are searching for two men they believe to be linked to recent thefts from lockers and unlocked vehicles at country clubs and golf courses throughout Fairfield County, according to Darien police. Investigators are looking for a white Nissan Maxima or Altima with a Texas license plate after two men were seen rummaging through a car at the Oronoque Country Club parking lot in Stratford, then leaving the Nissan. Other victims had also placed a car fitting that description at the scene of several reported thefts and break-ins in Greenwich and Darien.
Though Stratford police could not confirm the items taken from the Oronoque incident, in reported thefts from Greenwich country clubs earlier this summer watches and other valuables were taken from lockers.
The two men are both thought to be either white or Hispanic. One of them is being reported as heavyset and speaking with an accent, while the other is described as having a medium build. Photographs and police reports show both men wearing golf shirts and sunglasses during the break-ins, and at least one wearing golf shoes.
According to police reports, one of them will enter the clubhouse to scope out unlocked lockers, and when questioned by staff, he will indicate he is a guest, but does not provide the name of the member.