CAMPTON HILLS – Eight village households were victimized in a rash of car burglaries this month, according to Campton Hills Police Department reports.
The burglaries reportedly happened overnight – usually between a Friday and Saturday but in some cases between a Wednesday and Thursday. All involved unlocked vehicles, according to the reports.
The first happened between May 1 and May 2 in the 41W700 block of Griffin Lane, the 4N600 block of West Woods Drive and the 4N800 block of West Woods Drive, all in Campton Hills.
Vehicles burglarized were a 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan, a 1999 Saturn, a 2005 Dodge Caravan, a Scion and a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta, according to reports. Items reported stolen from the various cars were a $5 bill, a $10 bill, loose change, a garage door opener and $60 in currency.
A 2007 Cadillac Escalade was reported burglarized between May 3 and May 4 in the 41W100 block of Hearthstone Court. A folding buck knife valued at $15 was reported stolen.
A week later, police received reports of four more burglarized vehicles at a residence in the 7N100 block of Weybridge Drive, at two residences in the 6N900 block of Hastings Drive and at a home in the 6N400 block of Brookhaven Drive, all in Campton Hills.
Stolen items included a fixed blade Smith & Wesson knife valued at $40, three navigation systems valued between $125 and $200, two pairs of sunglasses valued at $200 and $180, a pair of $200 binoculars, a $200 backpack, a $200 iPod, a $40 iPhone charger, a pair of $50 hunting glasses and $30 cash.
Burglarized vehicles included a Chevrolet Trailblazer, a 2001 Acura, a 2004 Honda Pilot, a 2009 BMW and a 2008 BMW, according to reports.