Unlocked Car Stolen Overnight on West Ave, Cars Entered Nearby on Park Lane

Police Darien Police Lock Your Car Every Time

On the back of Darien Police patrol cars: "Lock your car. every time. Everywhere."

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Someone stole a red 2010 Hyundai Sonata parked outside the condominium building at 410 West Ave. overnight from Nov. 1 to 2, and on nearby Park Lane, near the Stamford border, at least two unlocked vehicles were entered.

Darien police gave this account:

Darien Police Lock Your Car Every Time

You can see this statement on the back of Darien Police patrol cars: “LOCK YOUR CAR. EVERY TIME. EVERYWHERE.”

At 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1, the owner parked the car in the lot behind the building, didn’t lock it and left the keys in it. At 6:30 a.m. the next morning, the car was gone. The victim heard nothing overnight and when police asked neighbors, they were told the neighbors hadn’t heard or seen anything either.

No other vehicles seemed to have been opened or rifled through, but while police were on the scene, thefts from other vehicles parked overnight in Park Lane driveways were discovered.

At one Park Lane residence, a tan Coach brand wallet was taken from an unlocked, gray 2010 Toyota Highlander. The wallet held three cards, both credit and debit, and $100 in cash. The theft took place sometime between 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and 5:30 a.m., Monday.

The owner found the glovebox and center console had been opened. The only thing stolen was the wallet — at least, immediately. The owner soon found charges were made on some of the credit cards. Police detectives are continuing to investigate.

In the driveway of another house on Park Lane, a woman’s black Patagonia ram jacket with a hood, valued at $150, was taken from a black 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It had been parked at 4:45 p.m. Sometime before 8:01 a.m. the next day (when police were told about it), the victim found the door ajar, the glove box open and papers thrown around on the passenger seat.

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