Three Holmes Avenue residents told police their vehicles were entered sometime from Sunday to Wednesday, Dec. 18 to 21. Police said some change and a basketball hoop were taken, and one victim reported seeing a suspect.
The incidents occurred from the east end of Holmes Avenue, near its eastern intersection with West Avenue and elsewhere along the street up to an area near the intersection of Holmes Avenue and Holmes Court, about a third of a mile away.
Overnight thefts from motor vehicles have been reported in the area several times in recent months (see below for previous stories).
Darien police gave this account of the incidents:
Reported Monday, Dec. 19
At about 9 a.m. on Monday, a resident noticed that a Franklin brand basketball hoop was stolen from the back of his 2015 BMW X5, a sport utility vehicle parked in the driveway. The center console of the vehicle had been opened, but nothing was taken from it.
The vehicle had been parked there at 3 p.m. the previous afternoon. The baskeball hoop is valued at $60 to $65. Police asked neighbors, but no one said they saw or heard anything.
Reported Wednesday, Dec. 21
At about 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21, a resident looked out his window to see a man dressed all in black, wearing a hoodie, come from a yard across the street onto his driveway. Soon afterward, he saw the light go on in his 2009 Chevy K1500 pickup truck.
The resident went outside, and the man ran off, into a black sedan with tinted windows, which drove down the street. The resident said he thought his wife locked the vehicle the night before, but there was no sign of forced entry. Nothing was taken.
Also reported Wednesday, Dec. 21
When officers went around to neighboring houses to ask if anyone had seen anything related to the incident, police found a black, four-door Jeep with its door open.
The owner reported $50 in change missing, along with a Harley Davidson folding knife valued at $300. There was no sign of forced entry into the Jeep.
Other Motor Vehicles Entered in the Same Area
- Cars Entered on Various Nights on or Near Hoyt Street Over the Weekend (Sept. 19)
- Unlocked Car Stolen Overnight on West Ave, Cars Entered Nearby on Park Lane (Nov. 8)
- Thefts from Four Motor Vehicles Across Darien Saturday, Another Reported Friday (Nov. 16)
- Car Stolen from West Avenue Recovered by Hamden Police, Three Arrested (Dec. 7)