Tuesday, January 12, 2016

No Arrests In Rash of Burglaries in South Arlington Heights that Targeted Personal Identification

The Arlington Heights Police Department is investigating six vehicle burglaries that occurred between Friday, December 4 and Wednesday, December 9. The vehicle burglaries occurred at the following child daycare and fitness center facilities:

Kindercare 110 W. Boeger Dr. between 7:40 AM – 8:05 AM and

XSport Fitness 320 E. Golf Rd. between 5:30 PM – 7:38 PM.

In all six reported incidents, the unknown offender(s) shattered the passenger side windows of the vehicles and removed either a personal storage bag or a woman's purse.

The focus of each burglary is personal identification including, but not limited to Illinois Driver's Licenses, Social Security Cards and other personal identification or credit cards.

Nearby suburbs including Buffalo Grove, Hoffman Estates, Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, Palatine and Wheeling have experienced vehicle burglaries at similar business locations. In each burglary, the offending vehicles appear to be newer models and are almost always reported as having dark tinted windows and no front license plate. Given the type of burglary and locations of offense, the offender(s) are believed to watch fitness center and daycare parking lots and the the behavior of customer traffic. Victims observed to leave their parked vehicles without carrying or securing handbags are then targeted.

Anyone having information about this or any other serious crime in Arlington Heights should submit an anonymous text tip by texting the keyword 847AHPD and your message to 847411(tip411) or call Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at (847) 590-STOP. Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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