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Burgler Nabs Laptop from Home on Monee Road

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A burglar in action. (Canadian forest industries, 1916. Creative Commons)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The entrance door on the south side of the home was secure. The window south of the east entrance door was broken. There was broken glass on the ground below and an open space large enough for a person to climb through. The bottom window frame was pushed inside of the residence. This is what police found when they responded on December 10 at 1:29 PM to investigate a report of a burglar alarm at a residence in the first block of Monee Road.

SouthCom Dispatch told officers that the alarm was set off by the living room motion detector. After the responding officer saw what it happened, he called for more units to assist.

Six officers responded.

They set up a perimeter around the residence and later checked the interior and found it to be clear. Nothing appeared to be disturbed inside the residence and no burglar in sight.

A sergeant on hand contacted the owner of the residence who returned home. Upon checking the interior, she noticed that her black Asus laptop was missing. She said the laptop was on the couch in the living room near the window that now had broken glass.

The resident was not sure if anything else was missing at that time.

There was a security camera inside the home that police were going to check.

Police gathered evidence from the scene and took witness statements from the neighborhood. They did get a description of a black man in his mid-20s who had short hair, was approximately five feet nine inches tall, weighing about 160 pounds.

This man knocked on a neighbor’s door and said he was looking for the address of the residence that was eventually burglarized. The man was wearing a black hoodie and had no facial hair. He drove off in a black midsize four-door sedan which was parked in the driveway of the witness.

About an hour after the man departed, a neighbor heard breaking the glass but did not think anything of it at the time. Someone told police they saw a black sedan parked nearby after the glass broke, but could not be sure if there was a relation to the man who showed up knocking earlier.

Detectives are investigating.

Persons wishing to leave anonymous information on this burglary or any criminal matters including narcotics or gang activity are encouraged to call the Park Forest Police Department Investigations Division at (708) 748-1309.