Community alert after string of burglaries in Darien

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The City of Darien and surrounding communities are experiencing a spike in residential burglaries in recent weeks.

The burglaries have all been during the day, occurring when residents have left their homes, often for very short periods of time.

The Darien Police Department identified a burglary pattern several weeks ago, and adjusted police patrol to focus on the burglaries.

Burglaries stopped until this past Monday, that’s when police were called to four new burglaries.

They happened between I-55, Lemont Rd., Cass Ave and Plainfield Rd.

The pattern noticed by the burglaries is that most burglaries happened on a Monday, in corner lot homes, and entry was made, by force, through a sliding glass door.

In most cases, smaller items — like ones that can fit in a pillow case — were taken.

Police are also reminding residents to be alert to strangers and other suspicious actions, including suspicious activity at neighboring homes, nearby cars, and suspicious noises, like breaking glass.

They’re also remind residents to not open the door to strangers, and to call 9-1-1  if anything suspicious is happening.

Authorities say if you have a private surveillance video system, we are asking you to register it with the Darien Police Department.

If there is a crime in your area, the Darien Police Department will contact you to determine if your video surveillance system captured any images that could help with the investigation.

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