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Crime & Courts

Unlocked cars burglarized in 2 Downers Grove neighborhoods

DOWNERS GROVE – An envelope containing $4,000 cash was one of the items reportedly stolen during a spree of car burglaries Nov. 21 and 22 in Downers Grove, according to police reports.

The cash was taken between 8:30 p.m. Nov. 21 and 8:30 a.m. Nov. 22 from the center console of a vehicle in the 5400 block of Ashbrook Place, Downers Grove police said.

Two other vehicles in that same west Downers Grove neighborhood also reportedly were burglarized Nov. 21 or 22.

A gold chain and loose change reportedly were stolen between 5:30 p.m. Nov. 21 and 7 a.m. Nov. 22 from a vehicle in the 5600 block of Walnut Avenue, police said. Meanwhile, two sweatshirts reportedly were stolen between 10 p.m. Nov. 21 and 7:30 a.m. Nov. 22 from a vehicle in the 5500 block of Durand Drive, according to police reports.

Two other vehicles in a neighborhood near 35th Street and Ogden Avenue in Downers Grove also were reportedly burglarized Nov. 21 or 22.

Two boxes of candles and a Bluetooth headset reportedly were stolen between 9 p.m. Nov. 21 and 8 a.m. Nov. 22 from a van in the 1100 block of Barberry Court, police said. Eyeglasses were reportedly stolen between 10:30 p.m. Nov. 21 and 8 a.m. Nov. 22 from a car in the 3800 block of Belle Aire Court, according to reports.

At about 10:30 p.m. Nov. 21, police briefly pursued a car with Ohio license plates containing a group of men whom a resident spotted checking for unlocked cars in the 1500 block of Almond Court, police said.

The car was last seen on Highland Avenue near Interstate 88, according to reports.

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