On Monday, while homeowners of a Delafield Island Road home were away last weekend, a house sitter discovered that the house had been burglarized, Darien police said.
The burglary would have occurred sometime between noon on Friday, Jan. 13 and Monday, just before 10 a.m., when the sitter — who had spent time on the first floor, but not on the second — took something upstairs, only to find bedrooms and an office ransacked.
The house is in the area of the intersection of Delafield Island Road and Tory Hole Road. The sitter recalled that on Friday or Saturday the front coat closet was opened, which seemed odd — but the sitter didn’t think anything more about it and closed the door.
There was no sign of forced entry into the home, indicating the possibility that an outside door may have been left unlocked, Darien police said.
Cleaning people work at the home, but police had no suspects at the time of Monday’s police report. Neighbors were asked if they knew anything suspicious. One neighbor reported hearing trucks in the area at about 1 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14. Delafield Island Road is a private road.
The homeowners were due to return on Monday and were expected to see what, if anything, was stolen from the house.