Do residents of Darien confuse their town with Mayberry RFD? Did some Darienites think that recent arrests after a string of burglaries to cars and even homes in town ended the need to lock doors?
Whatever the reason, residents at two spots on Colony Road didn't lock the doors to their motor vehicles on Saturday and became burglary victims, they told police.
For some time now, the back windows of patrol cars have sported the message: "LOCK YOUR CAR. EVERY TIME. EVERYWHERE." (see picture attached to this article).
Police gave these accounts of the incidents, both of which were discovered Saturday morning:
- Four unlocked vehicles parked at one home were entered sometime before 6 a.m. A wallet containing $100 in cash was removed from an unlocked 2009 Toyota Tacoma. Although the wallet was later found, the cash in it wasn't. Other cars entered were an unlocked 2002 GMC Envoy, an unlocked 2010 Subaru Legacy and an unlocked 2012 Audi A44.
- At about 10 a.m., another victim on Colony Road discovered that a Tom Tom GPS was stolen from an unlocked 2010 Acura MDX. "The vehicle," according to the Darien Police news release, "had been left unlocked."
Editor's note: Here's Darien Patch's plethora of recent articles on burglaries related to unlocked doors in town:
- (July 3)
- (June 29)
- (June 27)
- (June 25)
- (June 19)
- (June 11)
- (June 5)