.

Wilmette Wednesday Blotter: Burglars Fake Identity, Steal From Residents

A series of packages were also taken from porches around town last week.

Residential Burglary: On Dec. 13 at 3pm four males entered a residence in the 2700 block of Orchard Lane posing as village authorities. The group of men told the residents that they were checking for contaminated water, according to a police statement. Half of the burglars distracted the residents while the other two stole jewelry, checks and cash from the home.  

According to a police alert, the burglars were described as potentially being Hispanic or Eastern European. The following information was also provided:

  • Male; 5'9" tall, 250 lbs, 45-years-old; dark hair; wearing dark colored jacket, jeans, gloves & Chicago Bears baseball hat;
  • Male, 5'5" tall, 170 lbs, 25-years-old, wearing dark colored jacket, jeans and Chicago Bears baseball hat;
  • Male, 5'6", 175 lbs, 25-years-old, dark hair; unknown clothing
  • Male, 5'6", 170 lbs, 25-years-old, dark hair, wearing dark clothing

 

UPS Packages Stolen: On Dec. 10 and 11, police received reports of UPS three packages being stolen from a residence in the 1000 block of Oakwood and a residence in the 800 block of Oakwood. The incidents occured between Dec. 6 and 9, accoring to officials. The parcels taken from porches, also included a credit card taken from a mailbox.

Police recommend to take the following measures when receiving packages:

  • Arrange for delivery when someone is home.
  • If no one can be home, arrange for delivery to a neighbor who is home, or have a neighbor pick it up.
  • Arrange to pick up the package at the company's distribution center.
  • If all of the above is not possible, arrange to pick up the package at a place not in public view.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something