A homeowner blocked a suspicious car in the driveway of a Hoyt Street home on Wednesday, yet the burglar was able to get away—but only with mostly costume jewelry, it seems.
Darien police gave this account of the incident:
The homeowner returned to his house at about 4:15 p.m. to find a white Chevy Impala parked in the driveway. He described it as "beat up" and with a Texas license plate. The homeowner parked his truck in the driveway to block the car from leaving and went around to the back door.
But as he entered, he heard a vehicle leaving his driveway, and by the time he got to the front of his house, the burglar or burglars had left—driving over the lawn to get out. The homeowner never caught sight of any culprit.
Police aren't sure how entry was gained into the house. Dresser drawers in the master bedroom and one of the children's bedrooms were entered.
In the master bedroom, a jewelry box had been taken from a dresser and left on the bed. Most of its contents were removed. At this point, the stolen items appear to have been mostly costume jewelry.