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Darien Family Returns From Vacation To Find Home Burglarized

Darien police are investigating the break-in at a home on Hoyt Street that occurred sometime in August.
Darien police are investigating the break-in at a home on Hoyt Street that occurred sometime in August. Photo Credit: File

DARIEN, Conn. -- A home on Hoyt Street in Darien was broken into while the family was on vacation, according to police.

The burglary is believed to have occurred between Aug. 9 and Aug. 27 while the family was away, police said.

The home is on Hoyt Street near Lake Drive, in the area of Holmes School, according to police.

When the family returned home, they noticed that someone had gone through dresser drawers and removed items, police said. The back door was also unlocked, but the residents told police that they had made sure it was secured before leaving.

Police said that four first-floor window screens appeared to be damaged, though there was no indication that those had been the points of entry into the house. Police believe a hide-a-key may have been used to get in. A second-floor window was also left open, though the residents had left it closed.

When the reported the break-in, the residents told police that nothing appeared to have been taken. Some jewelry had been taken out of drawers in the master bedroom and left on the floor, and some paperwork had also been taken out of cabinets and thrown on the floor, police said. The incident remains under police investigation.

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