Three Darien residents reported their cars stolen to police on the morning of July 8. A resident of Saltbox Lane contacted police to report their vehicle was missing after being dropped off at their home by a car service. The keys had been left inside by the driver at 8 p.m. the prior night. Neighbors in the area did not report seeing or hearing anything suspicious.
A second victim, a Stamford resident, reported that her vehicle had been stolen overnight from Fitch Avenue. She said she thought she had locked the car and taken the keys with her, but could not find them. Once again, no suspicious activity was reported.
Police later determined that the second victim’s car had been involved in a chase with Greenwich police. Two Stamford juveniles crashed the car and were taken into custody. The victim’s garage door opener was inside the car when it was taken and the complainant believes the two youths may have entered her garage. Stamford police are continuing an investigation.
A third victim, a resident of Goodwives River Road, reported that her car had been stolen overnight after being left unlocked with the keys inside. OnStar service was able to locate the vehicle on William Street in Bridgeport, and Bridgeport police officers were notified. The vehicle was parked behind an apartment complex and Darien detectives responded to process the car.
Two unlocked cars were also burglarized on Dubois Street and Coachlamp Lane, but nothing was reported stolen from either vehicle. Police are continuing their investigations but continue to urge residents to lock their cars wherever they park.