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The Buffalo Grove Police Department continues to receive reports of car burglaries.
Since April of 2017, the department has taken more than two dozen reports of items being stolen from inside vehicles – the vast majority of them have been unlocked when they were burglarized.
Deputy Chief Michael Szos states, “It is unfortunate to continually receive these types of calls because burglary to vehicles is a highly preventable crime. We urge everyone to do all they can to avoid becoming a victim. This includes locking vehicles anytime it is not in use, making sure all windows are closed, and removing valuables from sight.”
Buffalo Grove is considered to be a safe community, and police understand that may cause complacency.
“Due to Buffalo Grove’s consistent placement in safest community rankings, residents may have a false sense of security believing crime does not happen here,” Szos said. “Unfortunately, thieves read these articles as well, and target communities whose residents may not be as vigilant about protecting their property.”
Should a vehicle be broken into, police request residents call 911 immediately, prior to going through the car. This assists evidence technicians in the event that something of evidentiary value is left behind.
For more information, call the Buffalo Grove Police Department at 847-459-2560.