Unlocked Vehicles Outside Five Darien Homes Entered Overnight Wednesday to Thursday Jan 30 to 31

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Unlocked motor vehicles were entered outside five Darien homes on Richmond Drive, Mansfield Place and Woods End Road (all within a mile of each other on the west side of town) overnight Wednesday to Thursday, Jan. 30 to 31.

It seems not much loot resulted from the effort: Apparently only the keys to one of the vehicles was taken, but not the vehicle itself. Police described these incidents:

Richmond Drive

A 33 Richmond Dr. resident was woken just before 3:08 a.m. (when police were called) by the sound of his car alarm.

The resident looked outside to see two males near one of the vehicles in the driveway. They ran into a waiting vehicle parked on the street.

The alarm had been sounded when a door was opened on the resident’s unlocked Cadillac CTS station wagon. It appeared nothing was missing.

Woods End Road

11 Woods End Road — thieves passed up a perfectly good opportunity to steal a 2018 Toyota Tundra pickup truck, although they did steal the vehicle’s keys, conveniently left in a cup holder.

Toyota Tundra

Photo from Wikimedia Commons

The 2010 model Toyota Tundra pickup truck. What is the matter with a vehicle that thieves would pass up the opportunity to steal a 2018 model from the driveway of a Woods End Road home last week? And why would they steal the keys and not the vehicle itself?

The Tundra, along with a 2017 Acura MDX, were entered, and the glove boxes and center consoles were opened. A resident reported the incident to police at 7:26 a.m., Thursday.

Police conducted a canvas of other residents on the street on Thursday morning and found more vehicles had been entered.

8 Woods End Road — During the canvas, officers found at 7:53 a.m. that a 2015 Land Rover had been entered. Interior compartments had been opened but nothing appeared to be missing.

2 Woods End Road — At 11:26 a.m., police found another 2015 Land Rover, along with a 2017 BMW X5 were entered, with interior compartments opened but apparently nothing missing.

Mansfield Place

2 Mansfield Pl. — At 1:35 p.m., Thursday, the owner of a 2017 Land Rover told police the interior compartments of the vehicle were found ajar, but nothing seemed to be missing.

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