Hinsdale police have a busy day on Tuesday

Hinsdale detectives Tuesday seized a vehicle believed to have been used in last week’s burglaries of luxury dealerships in Hinsdale and recovered two firearms that were modified to shoot in fully automatic mode with extended clip magazines.

The detectives were executing a search warrant in Cook County as part of an ongoing investigation into the May 17 burglaries at Continental Motor Sports and Land Rover/Jaguar of Hinsdale, both on Ogden Avenue. Police arrested a 24-year-old and an armed juvenile and hope to apprehend two additional offenders.

Police also are investigating two ruse burglaries that occurred near Garfield Avenue and The Lane Tuesday between 1 and 1:30 p.m. In one case, the suspects purported to be landscapers who wanted to show the homeowner their work at a neighboring property. The homeowner became suspicious and closed her door.

At the second address, the offenders claimed to be from the water department and asked to enter the home to check the water. As the homeowner was distracted, the subjects removed jewelry from the home. They are described as two white or Hispanic males driving a white SUV.

Police want to remind residents that public utility workers do not make unannounced house calls. If someone shows up at the door for an inspection or service that has not been requested, call 911.

In light of the theft of a black Mercedes E300 early Tuesday morning (see Page 8 for details), police also are reminding residents to lock their vehicles and account for their keys.

Police shared a cautionary tale of a May 18 incident in which a Bolingbrook homeowner was shot by suspects rifling through unlocked vehicles in his driveway. Police advise residents to avoid confrontation and call 911.

“Investigating this pattern of overnight auto thefts and burglaries is a priority for the Hinsdale Police Department, and we have a achieved a degree of success in the past identifying offenders and making arrests,” Chief Brian King said. “We ask that residents reduce the opportunity for crime to occur by locking and securing their property.

“Hinsdale is a low-crime community; it is not a no crime community,” he added.