Chicago Street Home Burglarized, $1,300 in Electronics Missing
The burglary is believed to have happened during a 15-minute period on Friday morning.
An iPhone and iPad worth a combined $1,300 were stolen during a residential burglary in the 500 block of west Chicago Avenue between 8:15 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Friday, a time frame during which the home was empty and its doors were unlocked according to the Hinsdale Police Department.
There were no signs of forced entry to the home.
A resident of the home reported the burglary on Saturday, Deputy Chief Mark Wodka said, after she noticed several jewelry boxes had been moved from their regular location within the home. None of the jewelry inside the boxes was taken.
“The only items that were taken were an iPhone and an iPad,” Wodka said.
Because of the short time window, the deputy chief said it’s possible the house was being monitored.
“It may be a situation where a person was observed leaving the home,” Wodka said.
The Hinsdale Police Department has reported multiple residential burglaries in recent months, but this one appears to be a bit different because it wasn't a break-in and it happened during such a brief timeframe.
On Aug. 16, forced entry was made to a home in the 400 block of 8th Street between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. Another midday break-in was reported on Sept. 17. That one took place in the 10 block of east 3rd Street between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
In both of those incidents, jewelry was taken from the homes.
The Oct. 5 burglary is currently under investigation, Wodka said, and police are attempting to locate the stolen property.
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