For the second time in a month, money, credit and bank cards were stolen from a wallet in a Darien YMCA locker, according to police.
Unlike last time, on Nov. 21, when the theft occurred in the men’s locker room, this one happened in the women’s locker room (although the victim said two males had separately entered the women’s locker room, unannounced, earlier). This time, police were told the locker was unsecured; the last victim had said he’d locked up his property.
It was only an hour and three minutes after the victim had put her wallet in an unsecured locker and a fraudulent transaction online attempting to use her money. And that transaction happened only 18 minutes after she discovered the credit cards were gone.
Here’s what Darien police said happened regarding the theft on Saturday, Dec. 14:
9:45 a.m. — A female put her bag, with her wallet in it, in a locker without locking it.
10:30 a.m. — She returned and found the wallet had been removed from her bag. Inside the wallet had been credit cards, $220 in cash and her driver’s license.
10:48 a.m. — The victim received a text message that her credit card had been used to buy something for $743 at the Apple Store online. The victim responded that the charge was fraudulent. The bank declined the charge.
At some point — The victim checked her bank account and found two fraudulent transactions, one for $105.29 and one for $169.10, had been made.
11:08 a.m. — Victim calls police. She meets with Darien police officers soon afterward in the lobby of the Darien YMCA at 2420 Post Road.