Five arrested following early morning car burglaries in Flossmoor

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Five arrested following early morning car burglaries in Flossmoor

June 03, 2016 - 13:33
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Flossmoor police Friday arrested three juveniles and two adults following a string of early morning car burglaries.

Police Chief Michael Pulec said charges are pending following the arrest of the suspects at Leavitt Park, one block north of Flossmoor Road and just west of the village’s downtown area. They were arrested at about 4 a.m.

A Flossmoor officer saw the five male suspects leaving the park area. Following their arrests, officers found a number of items that had been stolen from vehicles, Pulec said. Officers were able to identify some stolen property removed from vehicles on Monterey Drive, north of Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

Pulec said the suspects crossed Governors Highway and traveled to the Leavitt Park area on foot.

The arrested juveniles are teenagers and the other two suspects are young adults, Pulec said. All the suspects appear to be from Hazel Crest or Country Club Hills. The juveniles were charged with curfew violations – although further charges are possible -- and released to the custody of their parents.

Unidentified property recovered includes cell phones and charging accessories, a pair of pink boxing gloves, miscellaneous clothing, coins, a change purse and book bags.

Pulec said all the items were taken from unlocked cars.

The police department is asking residents to check their vehicles for missing belongings. Overnight car burglary victims are asked to contact the department’s investigation division at 708-957-4500.  

Residents are also reminded to take precautionary measures so that they don’t become burglary victims. Police ask that residents lock their car doors and close their windows, keep their valuables out of plain view, don’t leave their keys in the vehicle and protect all items in the car that might include personal information.