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More Unlocked Cars Broken Into In Darien

Darien Police are investigating three burglaries in which items were stolen from unlocked cars.
Darien Police are investigating three burglaries in which items were stolen from unlocked cars. Photo Credit: Casey Donahue, file

DARIEN, Conn. — Police are investigating after three unlocked cars were entered and items were taken in Darien over the weekend.

The first burglary happened sometime overnight Friday into Saturday on West Avenue. The victim told police that at around 7:30 a.m. Saturday he noticed that his Range Rover had been entered and the center console and glove compartment were open. He had left the car unlocked the night before at around 9:30 p.m., police said.

The man reported that two pairs of sunglasses worth around $285 each were taken. There was no visible damage to the car.

The second burglary was reported at around 8 a.m. on Saturday on Charles Street. The owner of a Lexus told police that her boyfriend had gone outside and noticed the car left in the driveway had been entered, as all four doors and the trunk lid were ajar. The car had been left unlocked at around 12:30 a.m. that morning.

Taken from the Lexus was a canvass bag worth $80, which contained a Kate Spade purse worth $100, a pair of reading glasses worth $150, a set of house keys, and business documents and bills.

The final burglary of the weekend was reported on Miles Road on Sunday afternoon. The owner of an Acura reported that her change purse had been taken from her car sometime between Saturday night and 1:52 p.m. on Sunday. The change purse contained about $10, and the victim told police that she had last seen it on May 27. The car had also been left unlocked.

In all three cases, police conducted canvasses of the neighborhoods, with negative results. The investigations are ongoing, and residents are reminded not to leave their cars unlocked.

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