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Car Break-Ins Reported At Darien YMCA

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DARIEN, Conn. -- The windows of three cars parked at the Darien YMCA were smashed and purses were stolen last week, according to police.

Police responded to the YMCA on Friday morning, Sept. 19, on a report of break-ins at three cars, police said. All three had been parked away from the building near Boston Post Road. 

The first car was a 2004 Ford Expedition that had been parked in the lot at 8:45 a.m. The left rear window had been smashed with an unknown object, and a purse on the backseat was taken, police said. The purse, which was valued at $100, contained a wallet with about $95 in cash, plus credit and debit cards.

Another car, a 2010 Lexus RS 350, was parked at 9 a.m. It's left rear window was also smashed and a purse was taken out of the back seat, police said. The purse contained $200 in cash and credit and debit cards.

The third car, a 2012 Mercedes Benz GL 450, had its right front window smashed and a purse was taken from the front seat, police said. The purse contained $300 in cash, as well as debit and credit cards.

Darien police said the break-ins were similar to car burglaries on the same day at Waveny Park in New Canaan. Darien police said they recovered security footage from the YMCA that showed a red Ford SUV they believe was involved in the burglaries. The matter is under investigation.

Three other car burglaries were also reported in town last week, though police said they were likely not related.

The first was reported Wednesday morning, Sept. 17, when a Park Lane resident found that someone had gone into their unlocked 2014 Buick Lacrosse and stolen about $20 in change from the center console. The second also was reported Wednesday by a Denhurst Place resident, who said someone stole about $15 in cash and change from the center console of an unlocked 1998 Subaru Legacy.

On Friday, Sept. 19, someone reported that makeup had been stolen out of her car parked at the Goodwives Shopping Center. She had purchased $411.01 worth of makeup and gone into Stop & Shop to purchase groceries. Her car was unlocked, police said. When she returned home, she found that $171.49 worth of the makeup had been stolen.

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