Updated (at bottom) at 12:23 p.m.:
What does it take to foil a daytime break-in involving one or maybe two 6-foot-tall burglars?
On Friday, it took one 10-year-old girl waking her napping father.
Here's how Darien police say it happened:
At about 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, the girl was watching TV in the family room of her home on Scout Trail when she noticed a blue sedan with tinted windows drive past her house. It then come back and parked in the driveway. The car may have had a loud exhaust.
Two white men, each about 6 feet in height, got out of the vehicle. Here's the description given them in a Darien police news release:
"The first subject is described as being thin with Mohawk style hair, and approximately 6 feet tall. He was wearing a white short sleeve T-shirt and blue jeans. The second subject is also described as being approximately 6 feet tall with a heavy build. He has short dark hair and was wearing a T-shirt and jeans."
The men came up to the front door and started knocking on it and ringing the bell.
The 10-year-old girl decided not to answer the door.
Instead, she went to her father, who was napping in a bedroom in the rear of the home.
When he awoke, the man heard banging noises—from the rear of the house. Then he saw one of the men in the hallway just outside the bedroom.
The father called out to the man, who responded by turning around and leaving the house. The father immediately called police.
Police said the rear door looked like it was kicked in, but only one of the two men apparently entered the home. Police did not say whether it was the 6-foot-tall man with the mohawk or the 6-foot-tall man with the heavy build.
Nothing appears to have been removed from the house during the break-in.
Anyone with information on this distinctive pair is encouraged to call police at (203) 662-5330.
Update 12:23 p.m.: Police say they had no indication the two men heard the television the girl was watching. Police also said they were uncertain about which of the men entered the home.