Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Yet Another Wilmette Burglary

This is from the Wilmette Police


On Monday January 5, 2009 at approximately 2:30 PM, offender(s) used a ruse to commit a residential burglary in the 3100 block of Walden Lane (west of Hibbard Rd and north of Lake Ave). The offender a white male approximately 35-40 years old, told the victim that he was a village worker who was there to test the water. The subject directed the resident to the basement where he turned on the water and pretended to be testing the water with flashlight. At one point, this subject communicated with an unknown person about whether he was getting a “reading”. After the offender left, the victim discovered that jewelry had been taken from the bedroom. The offenders may have been driving a white pickup truck.

Offender #1: Male, White, 35-40 years of age, 5’7” – 5’8” 170lbs, black mustache and beard, last seen wearing grey baseball hat, blue jeans and camel colored gloves.

Other Offenders: unknown

Vehicle: possibly white pickup truck

In the last six months, there have been six burglaries or attempt burglaries where the offenders have used a ruse to gain entry.

In order to protect yourself from this type of burglary, the Wilmette Police recommend:

Do not let any business person or independent contractor into your house unless you have called them for service.

Do not let any utility employee or government employee into your house without verifying their identity through photo ID. If in doubt, call the utility company or municipality prior to letting them into the house.

If possible write down the license plate of vehicle and description of vehicle.

If in doubt, call the Wilmette Police Department at 847.256.1200.

If you have any information concerning this residential burglary or questions or concerns, please contact Commander Collins at 847.853.7556.


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