Suspicious person, attempted larceny reported at Darien Post Office
A U.S. Postal Employee contacted the department in regards to a suspicious person. When the employee arrived to work at approximately 12:15 a.m., she observed a grey Mercedes sedan with New Jersey plates parked and running outside the post office. When the employee parked in the post office lot and exited her vehicle, she observed a young man run across the lot from the area of the outdoor depositories and get into the waiting Mercedes, Darien Police said. The Mercedes was then seen leaving the area.
Darien Police Officers responded and checked the area, but were unable to locate the vehicle. A check of the mailboxes revealed a sticky, glue-like substance on the opening. This is consistent with the practice of “fishing” in the mailboxes using a device covered in glue to retrieve mail from the depository. Officers checked the depository at the Heights Road Post Office and found the same glue-like substance on the opening.