WILMETTE – The Wilmette Police Department is investigating two residential burglaries that occurred on Wednesday, December 8, off of the Green Bay Road Corridor.
One burglary was in the 1000 block of Oakwood Avenue, the second was in the 300 block of Prairie. The addresses are on either side of Green Bay Road near our border with Evanston.
In both cases entry was forced to the homes, and jewelry and electronic items were taken.
Wilmette Police believe these crimes are occurring at or near dusk. We ask residents to be particularly attentive just after dusk and in the early evening hours. Please call the Wilmette Police immediately if you observe a suspicious person or vehicle.
Overnight Auto Thefts & Burglaries
The Wilmette Police Department is reminding residents to always lock their vehicles and remove their car keys from their autos each and every night.
Although we have not experienced additional auto thefts since our last bulletin, on December 2nd in the early morning hours a Wilmette Police Officer on patrol stopped two subjects near the 4th & Linden “el” station. The subjects had 8 prior auto theft arrests between them and they were clearly in the community looking for cars to steal. Their prior thefts all involved unlocked cars with the keys or key fobs left inside the vehicle.
From the Wilmette Police Department