They May Steal Your Phone and Wallet, But They'll Never Take Your Identity. Oh, Wait ...
Incidents of theft reported to Elmhurst police Jan. 7-10.
Someone used a counterfeit $50 for a purchase at McDonald's, 190 E. Butterfield Road, at 2:07 p.m. Jan. 7. Police have a description of the suspect, who reportedly left the scene in a Nissan Sentra.
A brown leather Tous bi-fold wallet worth $200 was taken from a vehicle parked on the 400 block of West Butterfield Dec. 31. The victim returned to his vehicle after work at 8:27 p.m. and discovered the front passenger window had been smashed. The walled contained debit cards and a $2 bill.
A Samsung Galaxy phone worth $700 was taken from a bench in the basement locker room at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, 155 E. Brush Hill, between 3:26 and 5 p.m. Jan. 7. The victim was just getting off work and had already began driving home when he realized he didn't have his phone.
A Makita impact driver drill worth $330 was taken from a work truck parked at 410 W. Lake St. between 8:30 p.m. Jan. 8 and 9 a.m. Jan. 9. Damage to the truck cab is estimated at $1,500. It was not immediately known if anything else was taken.
A Ford Econoline van was stolen from the 200 block of East Butterfield Road between 6:50 p.m. Jan. 8 and 9:30 a.m. Jan. 9. Police have no suspects.
A 30-year-old white man with a thin build, thick framed glasses, gauged earrings and neck tattooes, purchased a 12-pack of beer at Sal's Beverage World, 695 W. St. Charles Road, at 3:12 p.m. Jan. 9. As he walked away, a 750 ml bottle of Uppercut Cabernet Sauvignon worth $18 fell out from under his jacket and smashed on the ground. The suspect said he "must have knocked the bottle off the counter," proceeded outside, got into a white Ford Mustang and left the parking lot headed westbound on St. Charles Road. The police tracked the license plate, but the owner denied being in Elmhurst. Police are following up.
A snakeskin wallet containing a drivers license was taken from an unlocked vehicle parked at Mount Emblem Cemetery, 520 E. Grand Ave., between 12:30 and 12:55 p.m. Jan. 10.
Someone opened a fraudulent credit account using information from Tilden Roofing, 252 W. Lake St., and charged $1,800 between Dec. 4 and Jan. 4.
Someone made $1,653 in credit card purchases on the American Express credit card belonging to a resident of the 100 block of East Columbia on Dec. 18.