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Hinsdale Burglary Reported Tuesday Evening on Washington

Forced entry was made to the home by a burglar who stole jewelry and electronics, police said.

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An unknown burglar forced entry into a home in the 800 block of North Washington Street Tuesday night between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and stole various pieces of jewelry, an iPad, and a laptop, according to a release from the Hinsdale Police Department.

Entry was made through a rear door, police said.

The police department release continues:

Residents in the area who may have any video surveillance footage from a private residential video surveillance system in the area are encouraged to contact the Investigations Division at (630) 789-7070. Home surveillance videos have aided investigators in previous investigations and increase the likelihood of identifying and apprehending burglary suspects.

As the investigation in these burglaries continues, 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 911. 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.  

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