Lousy Way to Start the Day: Thefts from Two Unlocked Vehicles

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One resident of Avalon Darien found out her SUV was burglarized, her purse taken and her bank accounts drained of $1,200 on Saturday when she received a 6:30 a.m. email from her bank.

Another resident of the same complex at 137 Hollow Tree Ridge Road told police that at about 11 a.m. that same day, Oct. 28, he went to his gray 2010 Ford Fusion and found his center console open and his iPod missing.

Both victims had left their vehicles unlocked. Darien police are investigating each of the thefts, believed to have happened overnight from Friday to Saturday, Oct. 27 to 28.

The woman whose purse was stolen from her gray 2017 Toyota Highlander told police that she saw the center console open when she went to the car.

She checked the other banks where she has accounts and found several fraudulent transactions had been made, totaling $1,200.

At about 7:30 a.m., a neighbor found the woman’s wallet on the ground. The only thing left in it was the driver’s license.