The time of Darien police officers was taken up and thieves were rewarded when two more Darien residents neglected or decided not to keep their cars locked overnight when parked outside. Items were stolen from each vehicle.
In each of these cases, police asked around the neighborhood, but no one saw, heard or knew of anything suspicious. The vehicles were parked outside of homes less than a mile from each other, near Hollow Tree Ridge Road and on either side of Interstate 95.
24 Charles St.
According to police, the victim said that her boyfriend told her that when he went outside to the driveway of her home at 24 Charles St. at around 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, he noticed all four doors and the trunk lid of her gray 2011 Lexus ES were open.
When she checked the car, she noticed a cream color canvas tote bag with blue straps was missing from the rear passenger seat.
The woman said the bag has “Shumway Capital” stitched on it and contained a Kate spade purse, Tori Birch reading glasses, a set of house keys, business documents and bills.
She said she parked her unlocked vehicle in the driveway on Saturday at about 12:30 p.m.
Estimated values of the stolen items: the canvass bag, $80; Kate Spade purse, $100; Tori Birch reading glasses, $150; the house keys, $20. She had no estimated value for the business documents and bills.
32 Miles Road
In another vehicle burglary, reported at 1:52 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, an officer responded to 32 Miles Road.
The victim said that she believes her change purse with about $10 in loose change was removed from her unlocked vehicle sometime overnight in the week between last Saturday, May 27, and Sunday, June 4.
The victim described her change purse as small, plastic, off-white and with a black zipper.
She said she last saw it on Saturday, May 27, and barely noticed that it was gone during the week.
After she heard of recent car burglaries in the neighborhood, she noticed that it was gone.
The victim said that she often leaves her car unlocked. A police officer suggested she not do so in the future.