$250k Residential Burglary Classifies As "Transfer Of Wealth" In Scarsdale Estates On South Burton Pl, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 5:11 PM Wednesday of a residential burglary in the block of 900 South Burton Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders burglarized a home near Burton Place and Central Road after a high loss was discovered at the home. Police responded with a heavy presence and searched the neighborhood with over five police squads, but no offender information was available.

Police also canvassed the neighborhood. -- asking neighbors nearby if they saw anything peculiar or suspicious.

An unknown offender or offenders gained entry to a luxury home through a patio door, using force. The offender(s) removed several items, including two Rolex watches valued at$44,000, one 4.6 carat diamond ring valued at $60,000, one Patek Phillipe watch valued at$50,000, two oval shaped diamond cuff links valued at $4,000, various pieces of gold jewelry valued at $100,00, and $100 cash.

From the time frame it appears that a burglar alarm was not present or not activated at the residence.

The crime is reported to have occurred on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:10 p.m. Arlington Heights Police Department released information about the case on March 20, 2014 at 3:24 p.m.

Due to a radio blackout with encrypted secure police radio dispatch, The Cardinal was not aware of the burglary until a tip from a resident came in on Thursday morning about 10:00 a.m. -- allowing about 15 hours for the trail to go cold without any wide-area awareness by concerned Arlington Heights residents, or other local media.

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