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$2,000 in Jewelry Stolen from Clarendon Hills Apartment

Clarendon Hills Police also reported a wire fraud scam that cost a resident $975.

Residential burglary—An unknown suspect broke into an apartment at 245 Burlington Ave. and stole $2,000 worth of jewelry between 6:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on March 13, according to the .

Forced entry was made to the apartment via a kicked-in door. The case is under investigation.

Deceptive practice—An 86-year-old female victim from the 100 block of Ann Street reported to police on March 8 that she was contacted by an unknown suspect who posed as a mechanic and said the victim's grandson needed $975 in car repairs and asked that she wire the money through Western Union.

The victim wired the money, then learned later from her grandson that he never requested any money. The suspect knew the name of the victim's grandson. The case is under investigation.

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