Elmhurst police said several residents were victims of burglary or attempted burglary on Thursday, July 12.
A $1,200 Macbook computer, $100 Colibri gold watch, $100 mechanical drawing instrument, $500 gold wedding band and $20 in quarters were taken in an apartment burglary on the 100 block of West Armitage. The resident told police at 9:30 a.m. that he returned home to find the front door pried open and the deadbolt lock on the ground inside. Several items had been thrown about the apartment in the kitchen, master bedroom, spare bedroom and living room.
While investigating the West Armitage burglary, police discovered a neighbor's apartment had pry marks on the door. The neighbor told police she lives there with her mother, and both of them were gone between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday. Nothing appeared to be missing or disturbed in the home.
About $1,700 worth of property also was taken from a home on the 300 block of North Highview while the resident was away between 10:30 a.m. and 9:08 p.m. Thursday. The burglar got away with an HP laptop computer, diamond stud earrings and a 52-inch flat screen television. The offender also wrote something offensive on the wall with a black marker.
A resident on the 200 block of North Michigan said she found markings from a pry tool between her wood door and metal frame. She was away from the home between 12:25 and 2:35 p.m. No one entered her home, but damage is around $300.