Darien police are investigating more than a dozen car burglaries committed overnight between Feb. 15 and Feb. 16 near The Heights at Allen O’Neil Drive. A resident contacted police at 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 16 to report that her wallet had been stolen from her car. Officers conducted a canvass of the area searching for more signs of burglaries and found that at least 10 more cars had been entered overnight and in each case the vehicle had been left unlocked.

Luckily most of the vehicles had nothing taken from inside and police were able to contact their owners. One resident reported a set of darts valued at $160 stolen but no other items were reported missing near The Heights. Several of the cars had been searched with their glove boxes and center consoles being emptied.

Two homes on nearby Herman Avenue also reported overnight car burglaries on the morning of Feb. 16. One victim said some change and a Dunkin Donuts gift card valued at $20 had been taken from one of their vehicles while a pair of prescription sunglasses, an expired driver’s license and a Macy’s gift card were taken from another. The other Herman Avenue resident did not report anything missing.

Darien police regularly ask that residents do their part to prevent car burglaries by locking their cars and securing their belongings wherever they park, including at home.