5 Power Tool Thefts in a Week
Multiple cars were burglarized over several days in Glenview — police say this trend is new.
This week's incident report from the Glenview Police Department included five incidents of stolen power tools from cars and homes.
"That's not something we've really experienced in the past," said Sgt. David Sostak of the Glenview Police Department.
- On Sept. 11, someone on the 100 block of Elm St. reported their backyard shed had been burglarized, according to police. Power tools and construction equipment worth about $4,000 were reportedly stolen. Police say entrance was gained through an unlocked door.
- On Sept. 12, a resident in the 400 block of Washington St. reported someone entered their garage by breaking a window and removed tools worth about $6,000, according to police.
- On Sept. 12, a resident on the 1900 block of George Ct. reported someone entered their unlocked van and stole power tools worth about $1,000, according to police.
- On Sept. 12, a resident on the 400 block of Washington St. reported someone entered the unlocked van parked in their driveway and stole power tools worth about $2,550, according to police.
- On Sept. 17, a resident on the 300 block of Parkview Dr. reported someone entered their unlocked vehicle then stole power tools and a GPS system with a combined value of about $900, according to police.
Police advise people to ensure vehicles are locked, valuable items are removed from the car and secured in the home.