String of package thefts sweeps through Darien
A string of thefts left several residences without packages after they were reported stolen.
A Stanton Road resident reported seeing two or three packages on his porch around 1 p.m. Dec. 22 but when he went to retrieve them at 3 p.m., they were missing, police said. The packages were reported delivered at 1:13 p.m. by the United Parcel Service. One of the packages contained a LEGO city fishing boat, a second contained several books and the third package contained a Star Wars collection kit and other toys, police said.
The resident also said a fourth package, which contained a painting, may have been stolen, police said.
A second larceny was reported Dec. 24 after a resident realized three UPS packages had been delivered Dec. 14 and 15 to her Stanton Road residence but she never saw the packages. One package contained a LEGO set and Miami Heat basketball jersey valued at $85; the second package contained UC Davis football apparel valued at $80 and the third package contained a Toys "R" Us toy, police said.
A Great Hill Road resident reported a larceny of UPS packages after she noticed a large box delivered to her home was picked up by a white male at 3 p.m. Dec. 22. The woman told police she was unable to bring the package inside and didn't immediately report the theft because she thought it may have been one of her son's friends picking up a package for him, police said. She was unsure what was in the package, police said.
The fourth larceny was reported Dec. 24 after a Middlesex Road resident noticed several packages were missing from her home. The packages were delivered at 3:51 p.m. Dec. 21 but were left outside overnight. The resident left the home the following morning and when she returned, the packages were missing, police said.