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Another Burglary Reported in Western Springs

The break-in occurred one day after the Western Springs Police Department put out a community alert regarding a recent rash of similar incidents.

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A residential burglary was reported in the 4700 block of Wolf Road on Tuesday, the fifth such report in the last three weeks.

Lt. Dave Dayhoff of the Western Springs Police Department said entry was made to a rear door of the residence between 12 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. An electronic music-mixer box and an iPad were stolen.

There was no evidence of forced entry.

The police department put out an alert Monday regarding the recent rash of burglaries in town. That alert was updated Wednesday with the details of the latest incident.

There are no suspects in any of the five cases. 

The police department provided the following advice in their alert to residents who want to avoid being victimized:

1. Develop a relationship with neighbors in which you watch each other's residence while away. Neighborhood Watch is a proven method of crime prevention through reporting suspicious activity to the police department. Check your landscaping to keep your driveway and yard area open and visible to neighbors. Call 911 if you observe any of the following: 

  • Unfamiliar subjects appearing from between homes
  • Unfamiliar subjects knocking on doors and then going to the rear of the home
  • Vehicle dome lights left on
  • Unusual dog barking

2. Don't be an easy target. Lock all first-floor windows with auxiliary lock mechanisms. Use a bar to fit tightly into the track of sliding windows or doors. You can have an inexpensive dowel cut to fit snugly in the window track. This will prevent the window from being slid open. Remember, exterior doors should always be locked whether you are home or not.

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