Jewelry, Perhaps Other Items Taken from Searles Road Home While Owner Away

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Sometime in the two weeks before Halloween, a home on Searles Road in Tokeneke was broken into and jewelry was stolen while residents were away for an extended period, Darien police were told. Police gave this account of what happened:

A caretaker who was checking the property about once every two weeks while the owners were in Florida told police at 8:46 a.m. on Oct. 31 that the home had been entered. She hadn’t been to the house since Oct. 17 when she pulled into the driveway Halloween morning and saw the front door ajar.

Darien Police Night 03-01-17

Police: Thieves Looking for Unlocked Vehicles Also Look for Unlocked Homes In Darien, Other Towns

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Darien police are advising the public that it’s becoming more frequent for thieves who check to see if vehicles are unlocked to also check to see if a house is unlocked. It happened around Christmas on Fairfield Avenue, in a theft that led to the arrest of a 17-year-old Norwalk boy, and homes were entered twice overnight from Wednesday to Thursday, Jan. 9 to 10. Teenagers involved in these thefts and attempts at stealing can often be involved in more serious crimes elsewhere, the statement said. Here’s a statement from Darien police, including details on the recent overnight incidents:

The town of Darien continues to experience an increase in overnight-hour burglaries into unlocked motor vehicles.