Hinsdale police report daytime home break-in
Updated: August 23, 2012 12:37PM
HINSDALE — Various collector’s joins and pieces of jewelry were taken from a Hinsdale home that was ransacked during a burglary Thursday.
The home on the 400 block of West Eighth Street was broken into sometime between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. through a front door, Hinsdale police said.
Bedrooms within the residence were ransacked, said police, who have no suspect information.
Anyone with information that may assist the Police Department, or video surveillance footage from a private residential video surveillance system that may aid this investigation, should contact the investigations division at (630) 789-7070.
Police are requesting the assistance of the community to continue being vigilant in reporting any suspicious circumstances in their neighborhoods. In particular, residents are reminded to be aware of any person or people that may appear at their doorstep, or their neighbor’s, wishing to provide a service that had not been requested, asking for someone who does not live there, or acting like they must be at the wrong address. Residents should acknowledge the presence of persons at their doorstep, but should not open the door unless the person is expected.
In addition, use deadbolts on doors and residential security systems should be used, if so equipped, when leaving the residence or retiring for the evening. Residents should also consider the installation and use of video surveillance devices which may not only provide early warning to a homeowner of a person on their property, but likewise be used as an investigative tool in identifying suspects.
Anyone observing behaviorthat is unusual or suspicious, contact the Hinsdale Police Department by calling 911. It is important to report an accurate description of the person including clothing, height, gender and race, as well as the color, make, style and license plate of any vehicle.