Darien police nab three in car burglary spree

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DARIEN — A trio of suspected car burglars was arrested after Darien Police officers responded to reports of a burglary in progress at a Whole Foods Market parking lot on Monday afternoon.

Darien Police Lieutenant T.J. Whyte said officers were dispatched around 4:30 p.m. to the market located at 150 Ledge Road.

The suspect, later identified as Andres Aldana, was reported to be attempting to open car doors after leaving a black SUV.

Upon arrival, officers quickly located Aldana, who matched the description and initially provided a false name.

He denied involvement in any burglary attempts.

A matching black SUV was observed, driven by a woman, Andrea Chirivi Sarmiento, who also initially gave a false name and denied knowledge of the alleged criminal activity.

Both Aldana and Sarmiento were detained for further investigation.

A search of the SUV revealed multiple stolen items and proceeds from earlier car burglaries at Trader Joe’s and Aux Delices, both located in Darien.

A third suspect, Manuel Ruiz, was later detained and arrested in the downtown area after a description of a possible accomplice was received during the booking process.

The three suspects are believed to have committed numerous car burglaries across the town and face related charges.

They were held on $100,000 bonds each and appeared at Stamford Superior Court on Tuesday.

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