Car thefts and burglaries continue in Darien
Updated 5:12 pm, Monday, November 7, 2016
DARIEN — A rash of burglaries continued as one vehicle was stolen and two were broken into near the Stamford line in Darien.
On Nov. 2 at 6:52 a.m., police received a call about a red 2010 Hyundai Sonata, valued at approximately $9,000, stolen from a residence on West Avenue. The owner of the vehicle had last seen the car when in a private parking lot off Park Lane at 3 p.m. on Nov. 1. The complainant did not hear anything from the lot overnight. According to police, the vehicle was unlocked and the keys were left in the ashtray.
Police canvassed the area without finding any further information and no other vehicles in the lot appeared to have been entered. While at the lot though, police received reports of two burglaries from cars on Park Lane.
At 7:26 a.m., police received a report of a burglary from an unlocked, gray 2010 Toyota Highlander from a residence on Park Lane. Taken from the vehicle was a tan Coach wallet containing three credit and debit cards, as well as miscellaneous documents and photos. Approximately $100 in cash was also taken and the glove box and center console of the vehicle were left open.
The complainant believes the vehicle was entered sometime between 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 and 5:30 a.m. on Nov. 2. Police are investigating charges made on the stolen credit card.
Police conducted another canvass of Park Lane when, at 8:01 a.m., they discovered a black 2012 Grand Cherokee jeep with its door left open. Upon further investigation, police discovered the glove box of the car was open and papers were thrown about on the passenger’s seat. Police alerted the owner who said she had not left the door or glove box open but had left the vehicle unlocked. It was eventually discovered a woman’s black Patagonia rain jacket, valued at approximately $150, was taken from the car. The complainant said she also had not heard anything overnight but had parked her vehicle their at 4:45 p.m. on Nov. 1.
Police are continuing to investigate these incidents at this time. There are currently no known suspects.