2/16/2017 - Darien Residents Continue To Fall Victim To Car Theft & Burglary
Darien, CT - Yes,
the Town of Darien is a very safe community. So safe that residents don't
feel the need to lock their cars. In fact, many choose to leave the keys
in their cars, most likely for convenience. As a result, a reputation has
been established that Darien is very welcoming to car thieves.
the reputation has held up in 2017, but we're not alone. Greenwich,
Stamford, Norwalk, Westport, & Fairfield are some of the other towns
experiencing similar problems. We cannot fix what you're doing. Do
not leave your cars unlocked. Do not leave valuables in your vehicles
either. Lastly, never leave your ignition keys behind.
determined that the thieves responsible for these incidents are working in groups, between the ages of
14 and 21, are coming from all over the State, to areas known for residents who
leave their cars unlocked, and go driveway to driveway checking vehicles until
they find ignition keys. Once the cars are taken they regularly are
involved in high speed chases, accidents, robberies, and drug
transactions. Your valuables that were left behind including electronics,
kids' backpacks, garage door openers, personal identification, and other
irreplaceable items, are gone forever. This presents obvious dangers to both
civilians and police officers.
Please help us erase Darien's
reputation. Thank you for your cooperation. -From the men &
women of the Darien Police Department #darienpolice #darienct #helpushelpyou