The navigation software in a 2018 Mercedes GLA 250, stolen overnight Saturday to Sunday from outside a home on Mystic Lane, was used to figure out where the stolen SUV was — parked in New Haven, it turned out, where police had it towed for safekeeping. Police gave this additional information about the incident:
At 11 p.m., Saturday, the victim had left the car parked in his driveway, unlocked and with the keys inside. At 8 a.m., Sunday, his wife went outside and noticed that the Mercedes wasn’t there. Police were notified at 10:17 a.m.
Darien police contacted Mercedes Benz, which used the vehicle’s navigation software to get the GLA’s current location. That showed the SUV was in the area of 23 Truman St.