Another Bike Stolen from Darien Train Station

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A bicycle valued at $850 was stolen late Wednesday afternoon at Darien Railroad Station, despite being locked to the bike rack on the north (West Avenue) side of the station, Darien police said.

The owner told police the bicycle was left at the station at about 8:25 a.m., Wednesday, March 13.

Surveillance video records showed a male approach the bike at about 4:15 p.m. that day, manipulate the lock and then ride away on the bicycle. Police provided no description of the thief, the bicycle or the lock (which was not found at the scene).

The victim called police at 1:23 a.m., Thursday.

“The bike was entered into the online law enforcement system as stolen,” the police announcement said.

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You can’t absolutely prevent your bicycle from being stolen when parked for hours at either of the Darien train stations, but you can make it more difficult. Here’s some advice from police in 2017:

Preventing Bicycle Thefts: What Darien Police Are Doing and What You Can Do (Sept. 13, 2017)

Bicycles parked Darien Railroad Station Darien Train Station Bikes 09-18-17

Darienite.com file photo from 2016

Bicycles at Darien Railroad Station (shown here) and at the Noroton Heights station have been stolen on a regular basis. Sometimes in the past, car parts and even cars themselves have been stolen. Existing surveillance cameras have provided limited coverage, and their value has been limited, police reports have shown.

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