DARIEN, CT (WCBS 880) – In Darien, five homes have recently been targeted by thieves who first make sure the homes are unoccupied. That’s not so odd, but what they do next is.

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Police captain Fred Calm says the burglars bring a ladder with them.

Then they climb up to the second floor where they cut a hole in the exterior wall or in the roof.

The captain says they do this to avoid tripping the alarm or motion sensor.

“If they have a motion sensor upstairs, typically it will not activate. Most of your residences have perimeter alarms, you know, doors and windows on the first floor,” Calm told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.

The houses targeted were near the Merritt Parkway.

Calm says similar burglaries have been staged in neighboring Stamford, Westport, and Fairfield.

Police are pretty sure it’s the same group.

They’ve stolen thousands of dollars in jewelry and other expensive items.

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