HIGHLAND PARK – Car burglars were at it again overnight May 4 and 5, breaking into seven vehicles in the Highlands, according to the Highland Park Police Department. The Highlands is a residential community in the northeast section of Highland Park.
HPPD Deputy Chief Timothy Wilinski said police are not certain why the Highlands were targeted, but he pointed out that all of the vehicles were unlocked.
According to police reports, various items were stolen, but Wilinski told DailyNorthShore he didn’t have a comprehensive list of what was taken. He said the HPPD is not aware of how many suspects were involved in the alleged burglaries.
Wilinksi said car burglaries happen throughout the year and are not seasonal.
Here are the addresses involved in the latest car burglary spree overnight May 4 to 5 in Highland Park, as reported by police:
- 900 block of Auburn Avenue between 6:30 p.m. May 4 and 6:30 a.m. May 5
- 2900 block of Twin Oaks Drive overnight May 4 – May 5
- 3100 block of University Avenue overnight May 4 – May 5 . The incident was reported at 8:36 a.m.
- 2800 block of Twin Oaks Drive overnight May 4 – May 5
- 1000 block of Kent Avenue overnight May 4 – May 5
- 3100 block of University Avenue overnight May 4 – May 5 . The incident was reported at 10:33 a.m.
- 2700 block of Arlington Avenue between 6 p.m. May 4 and 1 p.m. May 5
Wilmette also experienced car burglaries in recent days.
The Wilmette Police Department responded to a reported auto burglary early morning Monday, May 8, in the 1000 block of Manor Drive. According to a police-issued crime alert, a resident saw four people exit two vehicles and start walking up and down driveways on the block just before 4 a.m. The offenders fled on foot when confronted, leaving the area in one of the two cars. The car they left behind was determined to have been stolen overnight May 7-May 8 from Northbrook.