SUGAR GROVE – Burglars struck at least four vehicles in one night on one street earlier this month, police said.
According to Sugar Grove Police reports, residents of the 500 block of Mallard Lane in the village reported that someone had improperly entered their vehicles and took items from inside the vehicles while they were parked in front of their homes overnight Dec. 4.
Those responsible for the apparent burglaries took a number of items from the vehicles, including GPS devices; digital music players; customized bowling balls bearing the Indianapolis Colts team logo and the words “BIG TIME”; laptop computers; a set of keys; personalized engraved Christmas ornaments and a snow globe intended to be given as Christmas gifts; and a black pea coat, among other items.
Vehicles victimized included a 2006 Jeep Liberty; a 2009 Pontiac G6; a 2009 Hyundai sedan; and a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup. Police said all but one of the vehicles had been left unlocked and sustained no damage.
Police said burglars forced entry into the locked vehicle, but did not damage the vehicle’s exterior. Police said they recovered fingerprints and “a distinct footwear impression” left in one of the vehicles.
Police did not estimate loss on all of the items taken. But police said the contents of some of the vehicles were estimated to be worth between $300 and $2,000.
About three miles to the north in the 300 block of Berkshire Court, a woman, 36, told police that her 2008 SUV had been burglarized while it was parked in front of her residence sometime between Dec. 3 and. 5. Taken from her vehicle were cash, a radar detector and a five-gallon gas canister.
She told police she was not sure whether her vehicle had been locked at the time.
Police said the incidents remain under investigation.