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Lock Your Doors: Burglars Strike 2 Palos Park Homes in a Week

The daytime burglaries have police warning residents to keep their valuables safe.

A pair of daytime burglaries—the second coming midday Wednesday—have struck homes in the Village of Palos Park.

Police say the two separate incidents have happened during daylight hours. In both cases, thieves pried their way into the homes and bolted with electronics and jewelry.

No arrests have been reported connected to these recent crimes.

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The first break in was on Nov. 8 at a home on 84th Avenue, police said. Burglars got in through a side door.

A house in the first block of Old Creek Road was hit Wednesday. The perpetrators forced open the garage door.

Police are asking residents to lock their doors and secure valuables inside their houses. Home alarms should also be set. Keep a look out in the neighborhood for anything suspicious.

Anyone with information about the crimes can call Palos Park police at (708) 671 3770.

Palos Heights police recently told Palos Patch that a Chicago-based gang is operating a ruse burglary ring in the suburbs. Two men were charged.

Read: Two Gang Members Charged in Connection with Palos Heights Home Burglaries

David Carrington November 15, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Burglaries are on the rise and so people must take action to lower the chances of it happening to them. Three of the best things you can do to protect yourself and your property is to reinforce your doors and windows. 85% of burglars come through a door, so first off you should reinforce your entry doors with a door security device such as the Door Security Pro ( http://www.DoorSecurityPro.com ). 15% of burglars come through a window. I would highly suggest adding security window film to your windows. And finally, you need to get some type of personal protection device in case you are ever confronted by a burglar. Pepper spray is a good choice because it's easy to use and it's highly effective.
gutsygirl37 November 16, 2012 at 12:47 AM
To Hell with pepper spray! I have a Glock!
Star star November 18, 2012 at 05:59 PM
What is glock?
Glenn L. White November 19, 2012 at 02:30 AM
Illinois has some different laws, You would be wise to know them, Glock is a firearm, Before you start puttin holes thru people, you better find out what you can and cannot legally do, you ca'nt just fill someone full of holes if they break in to your house, last itme I checked, we live in a right-to-flee state. Do you know what that means? Big britches should. You like taking Big, Big risks? You better have a convincing story for a jury. Feel luckey ? The alternative is'nt so sweet, Wise up !

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