Why Steal from Car at Country Club? It's Where the Money Is.
Just one of the possessions stolen from an unlocked Porsche at the Country Club of Darien may have equaled in value all the items reported stolen from multiple homes in the recent thefts from cars parked at Noroton houses.
In contrast to pocket change, some GPS units and other, usually minor possessions stolen at about the same time from unlocked cars parked in Noroton driveways, here's what items were stolen Wednesday, July 31, from a 2011 Porsche Panna at the Country Club of Darien, 300 Mansfield Ave., according to police:
-- white zip-up jacket valued at $20 -- credit cards from a wallet -- cash from a wallet: $150 -- value of the wallet itself (Goyard brand): $1,450 -- iPhone 5: $400 -- tan Etro purse: $900 -- Gucci leather case containing Gucci sunglasses: $1,800 -- Another Gucci leather case containing prescription glasses: another $1,800
Total of all of the above: $6,520
There was no sign of forced entry into the vehicle. The driver told police she believed the car's alarm turns on automatically after a few minutes.
The driver left the car in the parking lot at 9:07 a.m. and returned to it at 10:20 a.m. to find items had been stolen from it. At some point during that time period, an alarm of a black Chevrolet Suburban was activated in the parking lot.
Someone also saw a tall, chubby white man with dark hair, wearing a striped shirt, walking close to park vehicles in the lot, and he looked similar to someone seen at Wee Burn Country Club in Darien.