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New Car-Burglary Epidemic in Darien

The latest rash of overnight motor-vehicle burglaries in town occurred on Holly Lane, Edgewood Road, Herman Avenue and Old Parish Road from Sunday to Monday; and a house and garage were burglarized as well.

Update 2:59 p.m. (quote on unlocked doors and poll added):

An epidemic of burglaries took place for the second time in a month overnight from Sunday to Monday as 17 motor vehicles, a house and a garage were entered.

Occurring two weeks after on Brookside Drive and streets off of it, this most recent set of break-ins occurred on Holly Lane, Edgewood Road, Herman Avenue and Old Parish Road, according to .

"In all cases, there was no forced entry as doors had been left unlocked," police said in a news release.

Not much property was stolen, police said. One stolen credit card was later used in the Bronx.

"No additional information is available at this time," according to the news release.

But they'd like information from you, if you have any: "The Darien Police Department’s Detective Division is conducting the investigation. Persons with information are asked to contact the Detective Division at 203-662-5330."

Other recent Darien burglary news:

  • (June 5)
  • (June 11)
  • (June 8)

Editor's note: On the attached map, the first address on each street where police said the burglaries took place has been marked as an indication of the general area of the burglaries. Police have not released specific addresses.

David Gurliacci June 20, 2012 at 01:07 AM
I strongly suspect people who read stories about crime are more likely to think about crime and therefore lock their doors. I strongly doubt that 19 entries in one night were accompanied by—what would it be? Something over 100 attempts, if this poll perfectly reflected the conditions on those streets that were hit. Imagine the dedication it took to attempt entry into 100 places, especially with so little stolen. Sounds like a desperate burglar.
max June 25, 2012 at 11:18 AM
Or a group of teens
David Gurliacci June 25, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Yes, good point.

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