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Hinsdale Police Ask Residents To Help Identify Car Burglary Suspect in Video

Volunteer Block Watch program provides first clue from resident's home security video of of car burglary suspect, police say.

Screen shot of resident's home security video submitted to Hinsdale police block watch program.
Screen shot of resident's home security video submitted to Hinsdale police block watch program.

The Hinsdale Police Department's new block watch program utilizing residents' home security camerd systems already appears to be achieving its goal as a critical crime fighting tool.

A resident submitted to police a 16-second video taken by the resident's home security camera in the 200 block of Justine Avenue the evening of April 7. The video shows a man who appears to be peering into a car, according to the Hinsdale Police Facebook page. 

About 25 DVDs were stolen from the vehicle in the video. A briefcase, laptop and personal documents were stolen from unlocked vehicle in the 600 block of Woodside Avenue also during the overnight hours of April 7, Hinsdale Deputy Police Chief Mark Wodka told Suburban Life. 

Police were able to acquire the video from the resident, because they registered their home security camera with the Block Watch program, police told the paper.

They're asking other residents to check their home systems to see if they can provide another possible image of the alleged burglar from the night of April 7.
If you have information on the man in the video, please contact Hinsdale Police at 630-789-7080.

Watch: Home surveillance video of alleged car burglary suspect.

The goal of Block Watch is to enlist residents who have outdoor surveillance cameras to register them with the Hinsdale Police Department. Should a crime occurs in a neighborhood police will ask residents  to check their camera systems to see if they captured a picture that may aid in a police investigation.
Should a crime occur in a neighborhood, police will ask residents  to check their camera systems to see if they captured a picture that may aid in a police investigation.

For more information about Block Watch or to register your outdoor security camera, contact Investigative Assistant Nancy Anetsberger by email at nanetsberger@villageofhinsdale.org or by phone  at 630-789-7080.

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