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Four More Burglaries Reported in Recent Days

October has been a bad month for burglaries in Elmhurst.

In addition to burglaries reported earlier in October, (see links below) four more homes in four different areas of town were hit in the past five days, according to police reports.

On Friday, Oct. 19, a resident on the 200 block of North Addison arrived home to find a dining room window on the main floor partially open. Police noticed that the window had been pried open with a pry tool that belongs to the resident; it was found on the rear porch. A laptop computer worth $650 was stolen, and jewelry also was taken from two of the upstairs bedrooms. Police said the crime occurred between 12:30 and 2:20 p.m.

Later that same day, between 5:45 and 9:40 p.m., a home on the 200 block of East Schiller was broken into, and jewelry, a Samsung laptop and an Apple computer were taken. Police said a window to the back door had been shattered.

Sometime between 4 p.m. Oct. 19 and 12:40 a.m. Oct. 20, someone tried to break into a home on the 400 block of Dorchester. The resident arrived home to find the front storm door handle had been removed and the back sliding screen door had been opened, but the intruder was not able to get into the house.

In a "delayed" burglary report, a homeowner on the 400 block of South Street reported his home broken into sometime between 7 a.m. Oct. 17 and 9 p.m. Oct. 18. The victim told police he returned home from work to find his back door unlocked. Taken from a wooden box in his bedroom were four $100 bills and two stacks of gold coins. The resident told police it wasn't the first time he's been robbed. On several other occasions, he has returned home to find the back door unlocked and gold coins missing from the box, but he had not reported it to police. Police said pry marks were found on the door and frame.

Earlier this month:

  • Youngster House-sitting Cats Discovers Burglary
  • Elmhurst Residents Lose Thousands of Dollars Worth of Items in Burglaries
  • Two Homes Broken Into and a Car Stolen From a Driveway

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Stewart Levine October 23, 2012 at 12:15 PM
I think that elmhurst city hall should convene a special meeting or session to address this issue,. If you see someone unusual, call the cops for a suspicious persons report, it doesn't hurt to have anyone stopped and checked out. security cameras inside driveway light poles, and writing down license plates, motion detectors, and guard dogs, along with a shot gun, and planting lots of poison ivy/oak on your property, so anyone crawling through your bushes will have a bad rash.
Stewart Levine October 23, 2012 at 12:18 PM
all great ideas, the best deterrent would just be if we could take a giant clever and cut off one of their hands when they are caught. i'm sure if it became common knowledge that if you rob someones home they have the right to chop off one of your hands that would be more of a deterrent than getting a warm prison cell with cable tv and a box full of snacks.
Ziggy Man October 25, 2012 at 05:26 AM
How about no glass doors, do not delay your burglary reports, and do not leave tools lying around your house?
George Latva December 04, 2012 at 07:14 PM
Cuz no glass doors is really gonna solve that issue

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