New round of car burglaries in Darien
Police are looking into whether thieves who smashed windows on four cars at Cherry Lawn Park on Saturday afternoon are part of the Felony Lane Gang that struck in the same spot last month.
Four cars were burglarized at the park at 120 Brookside Road on the afternoon of Oct. 31 , according to the report.
Last month police worked with other departments in the state to charge members of the Felony Lane Gang, a network of thieves that works nationally, in connection with a spree of car break-ins at the Darien YWCA and Cherry Lawn Park.
“It is such a large group that it would not be surprising if other members were responsible,” Darien Police Sgt. Jeremiah Marron said.
At 2:38 p.m. on Halloween, police responded to the first of four reported break-ins at the park that day. Details of only three break-ins were available from police earlier this week.
The 38-year-old Darien victim said she parked on the north side of the park near the Darien Nature Center at 2:30 p.m. and returned about 10 minutes later after someone told her the window of her car was smashed, according to the report. The intruder took a Louis Vuitton purse and wallet valued at a combined $1,200, $120, a checkbook, three credit cards, two debit cards, and a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses valued at $200, according to the report.
A 42-year-old Darien resident reported parking her 2007 Toyota Highlander at 2:20 p.m. near the soccer field and returning to the car to find a side window had been broken, according to the report.
Reportedly taken were three wallets, $400, a purse with no estimated value, and various debit cards, according to the report.
The third theft report was made by a 41-year-old Darien woman who said she parked her 2011 Chevrolet Traverse at 2:30 p.m. When her husband returned at 3 p.m., a window was broken and a purple leather purse and neon yellow plastic wallet containing two credit cards, one debit card, and $100 had been taken, according to the report.
As of Monday afternoon, no fraudulent activity in the accounts of the first three victims had been reported, Darien Police Sgt. Jeremiah Marron said.