Burglaries and Suspicious Activity Reported on Caroline and Fay Streets Tuesday
Crimes were committed during daylight hours.
A resident of the 200 block of North Caroline Street told police that when she arrived home at 2:46 p.m. Dec. 6, her front door had been kicked in. She said she didn't immediately notice anything missing, but her husband would look through the house when he got home.
In what police believe may be a related incident, a neighbor on Caroline told police at about 1:30 p.m. the same day, three people pulled up to his front door in a blue Toyota and began banging and pulling on the screen door. The man answered the door, and he was met by a suspect who "appeared stunned and agitated." The suspect asked if he knew where a certain intersection was in town. When the homeowner said no, the subject got into the vehicle and took off.
At about 3:15 p.m. Dec. 6, police received a call for a burglary on the 600 block of West Fay Street. A babysitter reported to police that she picked up the homeowners' children at school, and when she arrived at their home, the front door was open. Officers discovered pry marks on the front door. Several rooms in the house were disturbed and items were thrown about. The crime occurred between 8 a.m. and 3:10 p.m., according to the police report.
A short time later, the homeowner arrived and noticed several missing items: a Sony Handicam worth $1,000, a Sony Playstation 3 worth $300, an Apple MacBook and a Dell computer.
According to the police report, witnesses saw a gray Ford box-type van and a smaller-sized silver SUV with a black roof pull into the driveway. Neither vehicle had ever been seen at the home before.
These incidents follow a string of burglaries Elmhurst Patch reported on last week.