The good news for a West Avenue woman two Tuesdays ago: When she arrived home and heard a rustling noise, it wasn’t someone who broke in while she was away that day. It was just a stack of printer paper falling.
The bad news: The thief had been there earlier.
Darien police gave this account of the incident:
The victim told police that she the home near the intersection of West Avenue and Patton Drive at about 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5 and returned at about 3 p.m.
When she got home, she thought she heard a rustling noise, indicating someone was there. She called 9-1-1 at 3:03 p.m.
Police came to the scene. Later, the cause of the sound was determined to be a stack of printer-paper falling to the floor as she entered the house.
But a thief apparently had been there: A laptop, a watch, a credit card, various pieces of jewelry and some prescription medications were all taken. The items were worth a total of about $1,860, the homeowner said.
There were no signs of forced entry into the home. Police detectives processed evidence in the house, and an investigation is continuing.
The next morning, town residents discovered two motor vehicles were entered and a home was entered in Noroton, many blocks south of the West Avenue location of this burglary.