Some $2,700 in cash was reported stolen from a store safe at last week, according to Darien Police.
The store manager contacted authorities Wednesday morning after realizing that the money was gone, Capt. Fred Komm said.
According to Komm, the manager told police that he had counted the cash — a mix of $20, $10, and $5 bills — on Tuesday evening before placing it in the safe and recording the amount on a tally sheet. The safe was then locked and secured with a seal, he said.
But when the manager returned the next day, he reportedly opened the safe and found the bills missing. Komm said the original seal, which carries a unique number, was found in a nearby trash can.
"Numerous" employees have access to the store, according to Komm, and several have the combination to the safe. The office where the safe is located does not have a security camera, he said.
The matter remains under investigation.