Darien police gave out this information on the latest thefts of catalytic converters in town. One theft occurred in the victim’s driveway on Noroton Avenue; the other, in the parking lot for Darien Post Office.
When a vehicle was parked at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26 in the driveway of the victim’s home on Noroton Avenue, not far from the Noroton Heights Fire Department building, the catalytic converter was still in it.
At 6:30 p.m., the next day, the victim started the vehicle again and heard a loud sound that he realized was caused by the absence of a catalytic converter. He looked under the vehicle and confirmed it. He reported the incident to police on April 28.
In an unrelated incident two weeks earlier, police were called to the Darien Post Office at 30 Corbin Drive. The victim in that case told police that on Sunday, April 10, she parked her vehicle in the lot at 11:45 a.m. and left at 6:15 p.m., when she noticed the car was making a loud noise.
She had a mechanic look at it and was told the catalytic converter had been removed. She spoke with Darien police on April 13.