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Maserati Stolen, Other Vehicles Entered Tuesday Night to Wednesday Morning

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A thief was able to “experience the scintillating performance of the Maserati Levante” (as the manufacturer describes the SUV) by making off with the apparently unlocked 2019 vehicle sometime Tuesday night to Wednesday morning, Darien police said. The theft, from outside a home on Old Kings Highway South, did not include the main set of keys, which the owner still has. But the man thought the spare set might have been in the vehicle. The 2019 model, when new, had a manufacturer’s suggested retail price starting at $75,980. The owner reported the theft to police at 3:34 a.m., Wednesday.

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On Two Nights, Different Car Theft Groups in Darien: Teens Found and Charged in One, Car Stolen in Another

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Two Norwalk teenagers admitted they were trying to steal a car in Darien when police caught them on Wednesday, June 3, and on Saturday to Sunday, June 7, a vehicle was stolen and later found in Hartford, police said. On each of the nights, unlocked cars were targeted, and multiple vehicles were entered, Darien police said. Also on each of those nights: Home security cameras showed people creeping around at about 3 a.m. In the stolen-car incident, that didn’t stop a resident at the same address from leaving car unlocked. The cars entered were at locations including streets well off the main roads in town and had one main thing in common — their owners had left them unlocked, and in at least one case, with the key or key fob inside. Here are the details, as provided by Darien police (including accusations not proven in court):
THE 3 CASES TUESDAY TO WEDNESDAY
Teens Charged
At 2:54 a.m., a security camera at a home on Littlebrook Road picked up two males running up the driveway near a parked vehicle.

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Both a Car and an SUV Stolen on Same Night in Different Parts of Town

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Overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday, April 28 to 29, an Audi A4 was stolen from outside a home on Holly Lane, the same night a Toyota Highlander was stolen from Fairfield Avenue. Both vehicles were later found in Bridgeport. Police received one report of a third vehicle someone apparently had tried to enter the next night, late on Wednesday, April 29. That car was locked, but the alarm went off. Three days after the car thefts, on Friday, May 1, a fourth vehicle was was reported as having been entered.

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Police: Two Darien Vehicles Stolen, One Found in Bridgeport; Two Others Entered

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A 2019 Mercedes SL450 Roadster was stolen overnight, Monday to Tuesday, April 6 to 7 from a driveway on Norman Lane, then found in Bridgeport using a Mercedes tracking system. Police described what happened in this and two other incidents in which another vehicle was stolen and two more reported entered last week:
Norman Lane
The owner said his vehicle was locked and the keys were inside the home, but police noted there were no signs of forced entry (like window glass on the ground) where the car had been parked. At some point later, Mercedes’ Benz was contacted and determined with the company’s tracking system that the car was on Dande Street in Bridgeport. Police in that city confirmed it was there, and Darien police detectives went to it to examine it for evidence. The other two incidents occurred on Friday, April 10 on the other side of town.