Jewelry valued at $30,000 was in a purse stolen Friday, March 19, from an unlocked SUV parked at the Ox Ridge Hunt & Racquet Club, the owner told police. The theft was one of two recent vehicle entries at club parking lots in Darien.
Police gave this further information on each incident:
The owner had parked a 2020 Lexus RX350 in the parking lot of the club at 512 Middlesex Road from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Also in the stolen purse was a wallet with $70 cash, bank cards and identification in it. A laptop was also stolen from the vehicle.
The police announcement didn’t say how the owner realized the items had been stolen, but at 3:11 p.m. the theft was reported to police. At 3:36 p.m., one of the cards was used at a Walgreens in Yonkers, New York.
The police announcement also didn’t say anything about store surveillance cameras that many Walgreens stores have.
Three days later, this Monday, March 22, someone entered a 2014 Lexus GX, parked at the Country Club of Darien at 300 Mansfield Ave. and stole a wallet.
The wallet held $70 in cash, bank cards and identification. The SUV had been parked for about an hour, from 11:10 a.m. to 12:12 p.m.
By 12:50 p.m., the bank cards had been used at Best Buy in Norwalk, and at 12:59 p.m. at GameStop, also in Norwalk.
At 1:02 p.m., the theft was reported to police, who, again, made no mention of surveillance cameras commonly used at chain stores.