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Sunday, February 18 News

Leaf blower taken from contractor on Post Road

DARIEN — A $600 leaf blower was stolen from the pickup truck of a contractor doing work on a Post Road home.

On May 2 around 8:45 a.m., the contractor arrived at the Post Road home where he was working with all of his equipment. A few moments later, a white Ford van backed in next to the contractor’s truck in the parking lot. The driver of the van was described as a 6-foot-tall man in his thirties or forties with “salt-and-pepper” hair.

Around 9 a.m., the contractor returned to his pickup truck to find the EX8500 backpack leaf blower he’d had there was gone. The van had also left the area.

The contractor reported the theft to police around 10:15 a.m. Police said it’s unclear if the subject or van is connected to this theft.

ekayata@hearstmediact.com; @erin_kayata