A maintenance worker targeted at least 33 women, police say, all college students, tracking their movements through social media and then burglarizing their apartments and houses.
In cases where criminals have smashed windows to enter locked vehicles it was because valuables, like wallets or laptop computers, have been left in plain view, King said.
What can you do to reduce your chances of having your home burglarized while you are away?
The elderly are in the cross hairs of predators looking for an opportunity to take advantage of them. Seniors are targeted by criminals when out on the street, and now they have to worry about whether the deliveryman is casing the place for a future robbery.
Burglar crews have targeted Chicago’s North Shore suburbs once again. In addition to the number of homes that have been burgled in the last few weeks you can also add dozens of unlocked cars sitting in driveways just asking to be robbed. Why do North Shore residents leave their cars unlocked when they are sitting […]
A would be robber doused a storeowner and his nephew with gasoline and threatened to set them and the store on fire if they didn’t give him the money in the register. They didn’t do what the robber ordered instead they wrestled him to the ground and held him until police arrived. Thomas K. Hughes, […]
While you are out buying presents or visiting with friends and loved one’s keep in mind that there are criminals looking to take advantage of your absence. One or possibly two crews of grinches visited the North Shore suburb of Wilmette last week. They came in the form of burglars who broke into 6 Wilmette […]
Black Friday: Shopper Beware
You may be heading to college for the first time, or maybe it will be the start of your 4th, and hopefully last year as an undergrad. Whichever it may be, you are still going to be a major target for property theft. The latest statistics for this crime have not gone down on college […]