A Hillcrest Avenue resident told police her purse was stolen out of her unlocked 2020 Audi Q5 sometime overnight Monday to Tuesday, May 4 to 5, and one of her bank cards was used that night at a gas station — in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
The incident was one of three that night that were reported to police — one on the same street, the other on Miller Road, less than a mile away. A video surveillance recording at one home on Miller (with locked vehicles) caught a male and another suspect trying to get in cars at 3 a.m., police said.
Police gave these additional details of the incidents:
14 Hillcrest Ave.
Along with bank cards, the victim’s purse had her identification cards and cash in it. The woman called police at 8:36 a.m.
The police announcement said that no further information was available about the transaction at the gas station. (You can get from Hillcrest Avenue to Wellesley in as little as 2 hours, 34 minutes, according to Google Maps.)
6 Hillcrest Ave.
Not far up the same street, a man’s unlocked 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe was entered and the glove box was disturbed, but nothing seemed to be missing, police were told when they spoke to the man at 12:37 p.m.
10 Miller Road
A Miller Road man’s 2009 BMW X5 was entered the same night, and a pair of sunglasses were stolen, the victim told police at 8:40 a.m.
While canvassing the neighborhood, police spoke to a resident of a nearby home on the street and learned about the video surveillance. Police said one male tried to enter cars in the driveway but he and at least one other suspect left after finding the cars locked.
Other recent stories about vehicles entered in Darien:
- Both a Car and an SUV Stolen on Same Night in Different Parts of Town (May 7)
- Purse Stolen, Bank Card Used as Nighttime Thieves Enter Several Unlocked Vehicles (April 28)
- Victim Calls Police After Seeing SUV Stolen, Cops Break Off Pursuit on Post Road (April 27)
- Police: Two Darien Vehicles Stolen, One Found in Bridgeport; Two Others Entered (April 14)