Red convertible 1966 Mustang stolen from Darien home valued at $25k

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A 1966 Mustang - much like the one seen here - was stolen from a Darien home on Oct. 14.
A 1966 Mustang - much like the one seen here - was stolen from a Darien home on Oct. 14./ File photo

DARIEN — A 1966 red Mustang convertible valued at $25,000 was stolen out of the driveway of a Middlesex Road home.

On Oct. 14 around 7 a.m., officers were dispatched to the upper Middlesex Road home. The complainant said when he woke up that morning, his 1966 Ford Mustang GT, was no longer parked in his driveway.

The vehicle had been parked at the end of the driveway, near the garage and was covered and locked. The complainant had last seen the car there at 10 p.m. the night before.

The complainant’s other car, a 2014 Toyota Camry, had been parked behind the Mustang. According to police the suspects appeared to have forced entry into the locked Camry by prying the passenger side lock column out. The steering column also appeared to be tampered with, allowing the Camry to be moved from behind the Mustang and onto the front lawn, so the Mustang could be taken. Nothing was missing from the Camry.

When officers arrived on scene, the Camry was left on the lawn of the home.

The complainant told police that he was the only one with access to the Mustang and he still had the keys. He also told police he only drove the vehicle on special occasions. He didn’t know of anyone who would take it, nor did he hear anyone taking it overnight. Detectives arrived and processed the scene. The neighbors in the area also said they didn’t hear anything.

Police are continuing to investigate this incident.; @erin_kayata