Hinsdale Police Department officials are investigating an incident of residential burglary that occurred in the 10 block of North Bruner Street Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., according to a press release sent out Monday morning.
Forced entry was made into the residence through a rear door, and various pieces of jewelry and tableware were taken from the home. There is no suspect information available at this time.
Nobody was home at the residence during the above timeframe, Deputy Chief Mark Wodka said. The homeowner arrived at 8 p.m. to find several rooms ransacked.
"Jewelry was taken from the master bedroom and tableware was taken from the dining room," Wodka said.
In a post on the Hinsdale Police Department Facebook page, Wodka wrote that Friday's was the 11th residential burglary of 2012. That number is down from 14 in 2011, 15 in 2010, 24 in 2009, and 33 in 2008.
If you have information that may assist the police department related to these incidents, or video surveillance footage from a private residential video surveillance system that may aid this investigation, please contact the investigations division at (630) 789-7070.
"There are more and more homes now that have home video systems and they could be useful in this situation," Wodka said.
The Hinsdale Police Department provided advice to Hinsdale homeowners and requested their vigilence in a Monday morning press release:
"As the investigations into this and other burglaries continue, the police department is requesting the assistance of the community to continue being vigilant in reporting any suspicious circumstances in your neighborhood. In particular, residents are reminded to be aware of any person(s) that may appear at their doorstep (or their neighbor’s) wishing to provide a service that had not been requested, asking for someone that does not live there, or is acting like they must be at the wrong address. Residents should acknowledge the presence of persons at their doorstep, but should not open the door unless the person is expected.
"In addition, use deadbolts on doors and residential security systems should be used, if so equipped, when leaving the residence or retiring for the evening. Residents should also consider the installation and use of video surveillance devices which may not only provide early warning to a homeowner of a person on their property, but likewise be used as an investigative tool in identifying suspects.
"If you observe behavior that is unusual or suspicious, contact the Hinsdale Police Department by calling 9-1-1. It is important to report an accurate description of the person(s) clothing, height, gender, and race. If you observe a vehicle, note the color, make, style, and/or license plate."