For the second time, a motor vehicle break-in has been accompanied by a residential break in in Darien — in both instances the cars and the houses were unlocked and the residents were home.

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On Jan. 10, an Overbrook Lane resident called the police at 1:30 a.m. stating there was an intruder in her home. Officers responded to the residence and searched for the intruder, but were unable to locate the suspect. The resident explained that she was in her second floor bedroom and heard a noise. Thinking it was an unexpected visit from a family member, she exited her bedroom and called out. The resident said an unknown woman exited one of the other second-floor bedrooms and ran down the stairs presumably to exit the premises. She was unable to give a further description. The resident retreated to her bedroom and called 9-1-1.

A check of the residence showed the suspect had rifled through many areas of the first floor. Missing from the kitchen area was an iPad and the complainant’s purse containing various identifications, bank cards, and $100 in cash. A kitchen stand mixer, still in the box, had also been taken from underneath the Christmas tree.

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A K9 Officer from the Westport Police Department responded to the scene in an attempt to track the suspect, with negative results. At this point, officers discovered that both vehicles in the driveway of the residence, a 2012 Toyota Prius and a 2003 Lexus ES, had been entered and rifled through. The contents of the glove box and center console of both vehicles had been emptied onto the front seats. The complainant didn’t believe anything was missing from the vehicles. The complainant reported the door to her residence, as well at the doors to both vehicles, had been unlocked.