Car break-ins reported at Darien school, business
Updated 2:36 pm, Wednesday, October 11, 2017
DARIEN — Two Holmes School employees were among several victims of recent car break-ins.
On Oct. 2, a school employee parked her car in the Hoyt Street lot around 1 p.m. after going out for lunch. Around 3:30 p.m., she returned to her car to find the front passenger side window was smashed. A $300 purse, $200 sunglasses, a second pair of $300 sunglasses, credit cards, a driver’s license and $100 in cash were taken from the gray 2016 Honda HR-V.
The next day around 3:30 p.m., another school employee was told her front passenger window had been smashed. The employee had parked her 2016 gray Subaru Impreza there around 8:20 a.m. Taken was a $100 wallet, two credit cards, 10 checks, a dress, a $200 purse, a driver’s license and $30 in cash.
Detectives responded to the scene to process both break-ins.
Also on Oct. 3 at around 2 p.m., officers received reports of a similar break-in occurring at 780 Post Road. A woman had left her car unlocked to hang a sign on the Post Road. When she returned, she found her $200 purse had been taken, along with a wallet, a driver’s license, car keys, $100 sunglasses, credit cards and an iPhone.
Officers responded to the same address on Oct. 5 around 1 p.m., where they found a victim who had her purse taken from her unlocked car. The woman said she parked her black 2016 Audi and went into a nearby business for around three minutes. When she came out, she found her purse had been taken from the car. The $200 bag contained another bag valued at $148, car keys, $100 in cash, a driver’s license, a passport and several credit cards.
Police are investigating these incidents and if they are related.