Two Darien houses robbed of $50,000 each over the holidays
Darien houses were robbed of a combined nearly $100,000 in goods after they were broken into while the owners were out of town.
At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 29, police responded to a St. Nicholas Road address for a burglary arm.
While checking the home, officers noticed that a rear window, leading into the kitchen, had been broken out. The homeowners were contacted who were able to grant access to the home through the garage. Officers swept the home for any suspects, finding none.
Officers noted that the second floor of the home had been ransacked. Clothing and other items were on the floor and doors, cabinets, and drawers were found open. Detectives responded to the scene to process for evidence. The homeowners stated they had left for travel on Dec. 26, and that they were on their way home. Once home, they were able to give officers an inventory of what had been stolen. The missing items, all pieces of men’s and women’s jewelry, were valued at a total of $50,570.
On Dec. 30, Darien Police responded to a Tokeneke Road address after a tree technician reported a sliding glass door was shattered.
The homeowners had departed on Dec. 1 and were not returning until April 1. Officers, as well as the Tokeneke Constable, checked the residence for any suspects, finding none.
The officers noted that the second story of the home had been ransacked, finding items on the floor and drawers and cabinets open. They also noted that all of the area rugs on the first and second floor had been partially flipped over. The owners were contacted and would return home the following day to determine what had been stolen. The residence had an alarms system, but the system had not been armed.
Detectives responded to process the scene for evidence. The homeowners would later give officers an accounting of the missing items which included jewelry, purses, handbags, and coins. The total loss to the homeowners was estimated to be $47,090.