Burglaries resulting in thousands of dollars in losses, and a suspicious incident, were reported by Elmhurst homeowners this past week.
A home on the 400 block of North Emroy was burglarized Thursday evening. The resident told Elmhurst police a laptop was taken, and dresser drawers were open and their contents removed. Items stolen total between $3,000 and $5,000.
Police said a screen from a window to the first-floor family room at the rear of the home had been removed to gain entry into the home. The report was made at 6:12 p.m. Oct. 11. Interviews with neighbors yielded no new information, police said.
On the same day, at about 3:20 p.m., a resident of the 700 block of Lombard arrived home from work to find a man and woman, perhaps in their late teens, and wearing dark sunglasses walking out of his back yard. The resident has surveillance cameras set up around his home. He replayed the video, which shows the two ring the front doorbell, wait a moment, then walk to the rear of the home. It was at that time the resident returned. Nothing was taken or damaged.
On the 100 block of South Prospect, between 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, someone removed the padlock from a shed and stole a Ridgid generator worth $3,000, a Huskey compressor worth $1,200 and a table saw worth $800.
The victim told police she suspects her previous landscaper, who she said attempted to scam her many times and asked odd questions about entering her home and who was home at various times during the day.