Reported burglaries of unlocked motor vehicles in Darien went down to only one after Sunday of last week, but the thief or thieves got four bank cards, four store credit cards, a debit card and about $40 in cash.
Darien police gave this account of the theft:
Sometime overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday, Feb. 28 to March 1, a white 2015 BMW parked outside 65 Hoyt St. was entered. The owner, 48, reported the theft to police at 7:46 a.m.
She had last seen the car at 10 p.m. the night before, then got back to the car at 7 a.m. The stolen items had been taken from her purse, although other valuable items in the purse were left behind.
Nothing suspicious was heard or seen overnight.
Editor’s note: Darienite.com is publishing addresses where thefts have taken place after owners have left cars unlocked or apparently unlocked. We see no added danger to the owners by publishing these addresses and some help for neighbors who may realize they need to start locking their cars to protect themselves.
See also these other articles surrounding the recent spate of thefts from unlocked cars in town:
- Police Chief on Recent Car Burglary Spree: 2 Arrests Helped, Other Towns Getting Similar Burglaries (March 2)
- Car Stolen on Rocaton Road Last Week Found Monday in Bridgeport (March 1)
- Overnight Thefts Continue from Unlocked Darien Vehicles, Two Teens Arrested (Feb. 27)
- After 20 Vehicles Entered, Several Thefts, 2 Cars Stolen in Two Weeks, Police Arrest 2 Teens (Feb. 24)
- Former Police Chief Lovello: Unlocked Cars the ‘Bane of Our Existence’ in Darien Police Department (Feb. 24)
- Darien Resident’s Credit Card Info Stolen, Money from Account Drained in NYC, California (Feb. 22)
- Nine Vehicles Entered, Some Missing Items & One Stolen in Southwestern Corner of Darien (Feb. 21)
- Unlocked in Darien: Police Ask Residents to Lock Cars, Prevent Thefts (Feb. 16)
- Police: One Teen Caught After Car Stolen in Stamford Crashes in Darien (Feb. 16)
- Police: One Teen Caught After Car Stolen in Stamford Crashes in Darien (Feb . 14)