Two vehicles were entered in the same area on the west side of town, possibly the same night, resulting in the theft of one tool, and another vehicle parked in the lot at Trader Joe’s was entered by someone who stole things from the trunk, Darien police said.
Police described what happened in each case with these accounts:
1 Fresh Meadows Lane
The owner of a 2015 Jeep Wrangler left it unlocked in the driveway at 1 Fresh Meadows Lane at about 10 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2. Fresh Meadows Lane is near Holmes Avenue, where two of the other motor vehicles were entered.
On Feb. 8, he told police that at some point (police didn’t say when) he found the glove box and center console ajar and the contents on the front seats.
The only thing missing was a tool specific to Jeep Wranglers. It is used to remove the hard top.
At 9 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, a Holmes Avenue resident discovered that the front door on the driver’s side of her 2011 Audi A4 was ajar. Inside, she could see the contents of the glove box and center console were removed, but nothing appeared to be missing.
She told police that the lock on her car was malfunctioning, so the door wasn’t locked, and she didn’t report the matter to police until after she learned a neighbor’s car also had been entered.
Post Road, Store Parking Lot
A woman told police she thought she had locked her sport utility vehicle when she left it in the parking lot at Trader Joe’s, 436 Post Road, and went in the store to shop at about noon on Saturday, Feb. 9.
Trader Joe’s is on the other side of town from the other two incidents, and this incident happened about a week later.
She had put some grocery items from CVS in the trunk of the SUV, a 2018 Lexus RX. when she returned to the vehicle, about 20 minutes later, the items were gone. They had cost $66.
There were no signs of forced entry. She told police that she may have pushed the wrong button on her car’s remote device, inadvertently leaving the SUV unlocked.