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4 Burglaries in 4 Hours: Police Urge Residents to Take Caution

Several burglaries Thursday morning prompted police to warn residents to lock their doors and keep valuables out of sight.

Credit: Patch File Photo
Credit: Patch File Photo
Four homes were burglarized Thursday morning, and police are urging residents to take extra precautions to avoid being victimized. 

Early Thursday morning, a resident in the 12200 block of 69th Court in Palos Heights told police that someone had entered their unlocked home and stolen a wallet and car keys. The resident awoke to headlights backing out of their driveway—and realized the car was his own, according to a release from police. 

As officers were processing the scene, a neighbor across the street reported that someone had come into his unlocked home and taken items from his kitchen.  

Police learned that in the span of four hours, two other residences had been entered through unlocked rear doors. The suspect removed items closeto the door that had been entered. One residence was in the 12200 block of 69th Av. and the other was in the 12200 block of 71st Ave. 

Palos Heights Police remind all residents to make sure that all valuables are kept out of sight and all home and vehicle doors are kept locked.
Michael Case August 16, 2013 at 12:35 AM
To all the people reading this. It was our house. And no the doors weren't unlocked. They pried open a small rear garage door. They went through our garage, through our mudroom, through our family room where my 17yr old daughter and 8 yr old son were sleeping, and THEN into our kitchen where they took the purse wallet keys iphones laptop iPad and then walked back through to walk outside and steal our car. This was no crime of opportunity this was a break in and home invasion and as a resident of palos heights i am furious that this is the callus way they are reporting this. These were break ins!!!!
icecream101 August 16, 2013 at 08:55 AM
Wow, unbelievable! That most definitely is a break in! Thank you for posting. The people need to be aware of what exactly is going on.
Harold Johnson August 16, 2013 at 09:20 AM
I am sorry to hear of the violation you have experienced. I am a Corporate ADT Security Consultant. If you, or anyone else interested, would like to schedule a free security survey I would be happy to schedule it with you. Take care and be safe.
Bonnie August 16, 2013 at 09:21 AM
I am not surprised at the reports. When my car was vandalized in my driveway, the officer that came out basically called me a liar when I said it was locked. I actually had opened the garage door to leave at 4:45AM and scared the guy off.
frank August 16, 2013 at 12:52 PM
Starting to sound like the Police are using the Chicago Polce Department's method of crime reporting. Seems like the POLICE CAN'T GET OFF Harlem Avenue looking for DUI's. ///////////////::::///////////////
j August 16, 2013 at 04:50 PM
Totally agree with Frank
j August 16, 2013 at 04:53 PM
Agree with Frank about Harlem and the DUI's
Imanage August 16, 2013 at 08:39 PM
Thank God they didn't hurt your children! I do have to say that I have always had great service from our PD and I've been here since 1979. Are they misreporting the facts or the newspaper? I'm glad you are all safe. Too bad these crooks didn't walk in to find the end of a shotgun waiting for them.
fred August 21, 2013 at 01:04 AM
Assuming locked doors, these burglars knew what they were doing. Probably in, out, 60 seconds max.
Tinley Park sweety August 23, 2013 at 03:29 PM
How come they did not have a officer dress in plain clothing and walk around the area Un mark car sit somewhere,/ I,know the Tp over here stop that crap.
Dan September 13, 2013 at 08:10 AM
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