The Palos Hills Police Department, working in conjunction with a special task force, said that suspects that were caught Wednesday were responsible for a series of burglaries in south suburban towns.
Deputy Chief James Boie did not provide further details Thursday afternoon and said no charges were filed yet but that they had the suspects of alleged burglaries in Palos Hills, Hickory Hills, Bridgeview and Burbank in custody.
Boie said “a lot of work” needed to be done before the department could release information and was not sure when the information will be forthcoming.
A few hours after warning residents about a string of recent burglaries on Wednesday via automated calls, police caught a group of suspects they believed was responsible for the crimes.
Boie said Wednesday the department and a task force have been working for a month on trying to catch this group.
“They go to a house and usually back into the driveway and they usually have two or three others with them,” Boie said. “One of them will get out of the car and start knocking and ringing the doorbell. If someone comes to the door, they have been asking how to get to LaGrange Road. If no one comes to the door, they will either leave and come back a short time later or if they are confident on one is home they will break in an take whatever is available.”
He added that there were four reports from residents who notified police that someone came to their doors asking for directions and left.