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UPDATE: Police: Two Burglars Caught After Darien Homeowner Snaps Pic of Their Van and License Plate

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A resourceful homeowner who heard suspicious noises, saw a man looking into her house and a van parked in the driveway, snapped a picture of the license plate, which led to the arrest of two men — who had loot from a previous burglary in the van, police said. Darien police gave this account (including a 2:45 p.m. update from Norwalk Police in italics) of the incident and arrest, including accusations not proven in court:

At about 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, a woman was home alone in her house on McCrea Lane and heard the doorbell ring several times. She also heard noise coming from the first floor. She looked out the window and saw a white van she didn’t recognize parked in the driveway.

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Resident Suspects Attempt at House Burglary: Item Moved, Damage to Window Trim

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When she saw a flower pot near a window moved and the trim around the window damaged in a minor way, a Maple Street resident concluded that someone tried to get into her home and told police about it. The attempted burglary would have been sometime between 3 and 11 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, the woman told police the next day. She said she also noticed that the window was closed after she had left it open. Police noted that a computer was in clear view of the window, but it hadn’t been disturbed. When police asked neighbors whether or not they’d seen, heard or knew of anything suspicious, none said they had.