Police: Woman confronts intruder in Darien home

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Darien Police Department

Darien Police Department

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DARIEN — Police say a woman confronted a man who entered her Ridgeley Street home last week.

Police Sgt. James Palmieri said officers responded to the home about 8:30 a.m. June 3 on a report of a possible burglary.

"The resident described being on the second floor of the home when she observed an unknown white male coming up the stairs,” Palmieri said. “When confronted by the resident in regard to his presence, the male responded that he was delivering a package.”

Palmieri said the resident told the man she was not expecting a package and instructed the male to leave, which he did.

Based on a preliminary investigation, Palmieri said no threats made, nothing was taken from or disturbed within the residence, and there are no apparent connections between the homeowner and suspect.

The male suspect was described as wearing dark pants and a gray sweatshirt and was seen driving away in a newer model gray BMW, police said.

“It appears to be an isolated, random incident, which leads investigators to believe there is no ongoing threat to the public,” Palmieri said. “As always, we encourage residents to take appropriate safety measures at their homes to protect their property, and more importantly, their families.”

If anyone has any information concerning this incident, call the Darien Police Detective Bureau at 203-662-5330.