WILMETTE – During the overnight hours of Sunday, October 8 and Monday, October 9, two unlocked vehicles were burglarized in the 2000 block of Birchwood Avenue, the Wilmette Police reported in a crime alert on October 13.
During the overnight hours of Monday, October 9 and Tuesday, October 10, offenders stole two unlocked vehicles that had keys left in them and did five burglaries to unlocked vehicles. One stolen vehicle was parked in a garage with an open door in the 800 block of Romona Road. The other stolen vehicle was parked on the street in the 2200 block of Chestnut Ave. The auto burglaries occurred in the 2100 block of Lake Ave; 2200 block of Kenilworth Ave; and 900 block of Amherst Ln.
During the overnight hours of Wednesday, October 11 and Thursday, October 12, offenders stole one unlocked vehicle that had a key fob left in it and burglarized four unlocked vehicles. The stolen vehicle was parked on the street in the 1700 block of Walnut Ave. The auto burglaries occurred in the 400 block of Alpine Avenue; 1600 block of Forest Avene and 1700 block of Walnut Avenue.
The police department reminds residents to lock their cars and remove their car keys. This is a pattern where the offenders target unlocked vehicles. They will steal cars that have keys left in them and will enter homes if a garage door opener has been left in an unlocked automobile.
Always lock your doors and remove the keys from your automobiles.
From the Wilmette Police Department