Every week in the suburbs just north of Chicago you can pick up the local paper and read stories about wallets, sunglasses, GPS devices, and cash being stolen from unlocked cars, and expensive bikes and from unlocked garages. This week was no different.
From January 1st of this year through Aug. 24, there have been 132 garage and auto burglaries this year; a 67 percent increase compared to the 79 reports for the same period in 2011, according to The Wilmette Police Department.
The Tribune reported that during questioning following arrests, several suspected burglars “tell us they’re targeting the area based on the amount of unlocked vehicles, so that’s the component we’re trying to address,” King said. “We see it as an act of good citizenship. You’re helping to deter these types of crimes, and that makes it safer for your entire neighborhood.”
Based on what Wilmette Police Chief Brian King has uncovered in questioning robbery suspects; it appears that the best way to attract burglars to your neighborhood is to….Click here to read more