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Northfield Police Investigating 11 Burglaries From Unlocked Vehicles Over 3 Days

The incidents took place between Oct. 21 and 23 around the village.

Northfield police are investigating 11 burglaries from motor vehicles throughout the village, according to a press release. 

The incidents took place during the overnight hours between Oct. 21 and 23 in the areas of the 1700 block of Harding Road and the 100 to 200 blocks of Riverside Drive. 

Police say all the vehicles were unlocked at the times of the burglaries. Stolen items include GPS devices, prescription drugs, cell phones, manuals and documents, cash, tools, electronics and other items of value. 

“Most vehicles burglaries have one thing in common: something valuable left in the car. Many vehicle burglaries are ‘crimes of opportunity’ that can be avoided,” the release said. 

Tips to Prevent Burglaries

  • Keep all valuables out of view.
  • Park in well-lit areas.
  • Utilize an alarm system.
  • Always lock your doors. 

If you discover that you have been the victim of a burglary from a motor vehicle, police say don’t touch anything in the car, as it could disturb evidence. If you see any suspicious activity, persons, or vehicles, immediately contact Northfield Police Department at 911. 

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Winnetka October 26, 2012 at 01:07 AM
Make sure you thank your neighbors,who continue to leave their homes & cars unlocked, for attracting criminals to the community. Some people are stuck on stupid.

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