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String Of 18 Car Break-Ins Reported In Darien over the past week

DARIEN, Conn. – A total of 18 car break-ins were reported in the same section of Darien over two nights in the past week, according to police reports.

Five of the cases occurred overnight between the night of July 22 and the morning of July 23. A Devonshire Drive resident reported that two vehicles were broken into on the property that night. A cell-phone charger was the only item reported missing. A third car in the same driveway, which was locked, was not affected, police say.

That same day a Glenwood Drive resident reported another car break. Between $5 and $10 was reported missing, and there were no signs of forced entry to the car. The other two break-ins were reported on Concord Lane. Nothing was missing from one of the cars, but about $40 in cash was taken from the other.

Police received 13 more reports of car break-ins at nine addresses Sunday morning that had occurred the night before. The break-ins were reported on the Post Road, Miles Road, Hollow Tree Ridge Road, Devonshire Drive and Glenwood Drive.

A cell phone, an iPod nano, phone chargers and loose change were reported missing after the break-ins, according to police reports. Three GPS units were also reported stolen, but were recovered near a Miles Road home Sunday morning.

Police warn residents to lock their doors when leaving their cars unattended, and to hide valuables from view. These incidents are currently under investigation.

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