Palos Hills Police Hoping They Nabbed Burglary Gang

Hours after sending automated calls to residents, cops believe they might have caught group that struck multiple suburbs.

A few hours after warning residents about a string of recent burglaries on Wednesday,  are hoping they caught a group of suspects responsible for the crimes.

Palos Hills Deputy Chief James Boie said two suspects were picked up in connection with a burglary Wednesday afternoon by detectives working with a task force.

No charges have been filed and it's unknown if the suspects are the same people responsible for three burglaries in Palos Hills in the past two months and others in Hickory Hills, Bridgeview and Burbank.

“We’re still investigating and hope to have information available (Thursday),” Boie said.

At 11 a.m., the department issued automated calls to residents, alerting them to the multiple burglaries in the area. Boie said 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."

Usually, if someone comes to the door, the thieves have been asking how to get to La Grange Road.

"If no one comes to the door, they will either leave and come back a short time later or if they are confident no one is home they will break in and take whatever is available," Boie said.

He added that there were four reports from residents who notified police that someone came to their doors asking for directions and left.

Judy southland July 26, 2012 at 10:16 PM
We'd like to thank the Palo Hills PD for their quick thinking in alerting the residence by phone. Great idea and it gives us an awareness of what's happening. Thanks for keeping the neighborhood safe.
Mom July 26, 2012 at 11:39 PM
Got robbed today around 2:30 pm. Here's the link.... http://palos.patch.com/articles/tcf-bank-robbery-hickory-hills#photo-10776091
Aware Palos Hills Citizen July 29, 2012 at 03:36 PM
The story was posted on July 25 and there have been no updates. Alerting the citizens of Palos Hills is the PD's duty. Maintaining communications with the us is also their duty. Did they get the bad guys or not?
Palos Hills Neighbor July 29, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Yes, the PH police did alert us, but only AFTER the weekend before the Boy Scouts were distributing letters out to the Hickory Hills residents. Burglaries had already been happening in our community and there was no notice given to the residents. If it wasn't for my neighbor being interviewed on PalosPatch, I would have never known that a several doors down from me there was a burglary... Why haven't charges been pressed yet on the individuals they have in custody? According to the article it appears they were linked to several burglaries in the suburbs? Just wondering ....
Aware Palos Hills Citizen July 29, 2012 at 05:53 PM
The Southtown has the story. http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/news/14037620-418/two-probed-in-rash-of-home-burglaries.html


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