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Campton Hills experiencing rash of residential burglaries

Surrounding communities have experienced similar burglaries

Campton Hills Police Chief Steve Millar is warning residents about a rash of residential burglaries that have occurred in the community in the past few weeks.
Campton Hills Police Chief Steve Millar is warning residents about a rash of residential burglaries that have occurred in the community in the past few weeks.

CAMPTON HILLS – Campton Hills Police Chief Steve Millar is warning residents about a rash of residential burglaries that have occurred in the community in the past few weeks.

"Campton Hills has experienced three residential burglaries over the past three weeks, and another one back in November," Millar said in an e-mail alert.

On Jan. 3, a house in the Fox Mill subdivision was burglarized. In addition, on Dec. 20, two burglaries were reported in the Fox Mill subdivision. In one instance, a rock was thrown through a rear glass door and in the other, a basement window well was used for entry, Millar said.

"Taken from these residences were TVs, liquor, jewelry, an iPad and an X-box," he said. A 2010 blue Infiniti G37 convertible was also taken, Millar said.

He noted that 12 surrounding communities have also experienced similar burglaries.

"This past Monday, Huntley experienced three of these burglaries," Millar said.

Taken from one of these homes were seven handguns. 

In the case of the burglaries in Campton Hills, each burglary has occurred between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

"We believe there are two to four male subjects, possibly Hispanic, committing these burglaries," Millar said.

During the burglaries, one suspect will walk up to the front of the house and knock on the door. When no one answers a second suspect joins the first and they then walk around to the side or rear of the house, where they then gain access by breaking the basement window well window or the rear glass door, Millar said.

Once inside, they grab items, and then quickly leave the house usually by the front door, he said. In a few of these burglaries, vehicles have been taken or have attempted to be taken. 

"Many of these burglaries have also occurred shortly after the resident has left the house," he said.

There is video evidence that shows that in most of these burglaries, the stolen Infiniti vehicle has been used. The Campton Hills Police Department is investigating the burglaries and has joined forces with the 12 other agencies attempting to locate the vehicle and the suspects, Millar said.

He urged residents to call 911 if they see the vehicle or to report strange activity.

"These suspects may be armed, so please do not try to stop them; rather, call 911," Millar said. "You can also call the non-emergency number 630-232-8400 if your call is not an emergency."

Millar said residents can also reach him at 630-584-4242.

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