Police issue warning about auto burglars targeting Hinsdale areas

Hinsdale police are alerting residents to a number of auto burglaries that have taken place in Hinsdale in the past week.

• A handgun valued at $600 was taken from a vehicle parked in the driveway in the 100 block of South County Line Road between 11 a.m. June 23 and 8:30 a.m. June 24.

• A $100 cooler, $100 laptop, $250 computer, $80 headphones, two external hard drives valued at $100, a computer mouse and keyboard and about $5 in change was taken from an unlocked vehicle parked in a driveway in the 400 block of West Hickory Street between 11 p.m. June 26 and 7:15 a.m. June 27.

• A garage door opener was taken from an unlocked vehicle parked on the 300 block of East First Street between 1:36 and 1:39 a.m. June 24.

• A pair of sunglasses was stolen from the center counsel of an locked vehicle parked in the driveway in the 100 block of North Washington Street between 4:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.

• The interior of an unlocked vehicle parked in a driveway in the 600 block of South Oak Street was rummaged through between 9 p.m. June 23 and 7:45 a.m. June 24.

In addition, an unlocked 2005 Infiniti FX35 with the key fob inside was taken while it was parked near Fuller’s Service Center, 102 W. Chicago Ave., at 2 a.m. June 27. The vehicle was located by Wheaton police later June 27 and recovered by Hinsdale police.

The offenders are targeting unlocked cars, garages with a garage remote in an unlocked vehicle parked outside and auto thefts, police stated. This activity occurs in the overnight hours, and offenders are drawn to the area hoping to locate a high-end vehicle unlocked with the key fobs inside.

Over this last weekend, Hinsdale officers on patrol located and chased a total of four stolen automobiles from the area of County Line and Sixth Street and the area of Elm & Minneola streets. These enforcement actions kept the community from experiencing additional burglaries and auto thefts, the police department stated.

Police are asking residents to do their part by locking their property and securing their fobs each and every night and, as always, immediately contacting the Hinsdale Police Department if they observe suspicious activity.