A $1,300 laptop computer and other items were stolen from an Edgewood Road home during the same night that nearly 20 car burglaries happened early Monday morning, June 18.
At roughly 1:40 a.m., the Edgewood Road family’s dog began to bark toward the kitchen area. When a family member checked the kitchen the rear door was ajar, police said. Along with the laptop, two Gameboys and a purse with credit cards were also taken.
Another burglary happened at Libby Lane at 5:30 a.m. when the husband heard someone downstairs in the living room while he got ready for work. He checked and found an exterior door ajar to the home, and noticed one of the family cars had been entered, although nothing was taken, police said.
“Seventeen motor vehicle burglaries have been reported,” Darien Police Capt. Fred Komm said last Tuesday. “At least one residence and one detached garage were also burglarized. In all cases, there was no forced entry as doors had been left unlocked.”
Some of the other areas targeted by burglars included Holly Lane, Herman Avenue and Old Parish Road.
Ann Reed, a Libby Lane resident, said she discovered her car had been one of the many hit on late Sunday or early Monday morning. Fortunately for her nothing was stolen. “The police came by early Monday and I discovered that thieves had gone through my car but taken nothing,” said Reed, who added she doesn’t keep money or cards in her car.
Komm said the burglaries are still under investigation and there is little detailed information available to the public at this time.
According to neighbor reports, several cars, which were apparently unlocked, were “ransacked.” At least one of those cars was parked in a garage, which was left open.