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North Aurora vehicle break-ins get attention

Published: Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT

NORTH AURORA – Seven burglaries involving vehicles have been reported since Nov. 19 in three North Aurora subdivisions, and police are calling on residents to be aware of the situation and protect their property.

Four incidents took place in the RCA subdivision, two were in the Highlands subdivision and one was in the Timber Oaks subdivision. Among the items taken in the burglaries were an iPhone, two wallets and four purses. Identification and credit cards were in the wallets and purses.

Two burglaries were Nov. 19 in the 300 block of Harmony Drive. One was Nov. 20 in the 600 block of Birchwood Drive and another was Nov. 20 in the 0-100 block of North Cherrytree Court.

One was Nov. 23 in the 200 block of Abbeywood Lane.

And two were Monday – in the 300 block of Basswood Drive and the 600 block of Princeton Drive.

Four were forced entry burglaries, with either a large rock or a brick used to break a window. In two cases a car alarm sounded – one at 2:50 a.m. and another at 4 a.m.

Police urge residents to park their vehicles in a garage with the door closed. If they must park outside, police say residents should remove valuables, lock their doors and leave their outside lights on.

Police say burglars won’t force entry unless they know there is a good chance that valuables are present, and if they can’t see anything, they’ll usually move on. But, if a vehicle is unlocked, they will check glove compartments and consoles.

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