Huntley Police reportedly make break in burglary case
SUN CITY – Two burglaries occurred between Sunday, May 20 and May 22 on Flowerwood and Stonewater Crossing in Sun City. The resident on Flowerwood told police a rear screen window had been removed and the window was pried open. Nothing was taken from the home. The resident on Stonewater Crossing reported cash and jewelry was taken from the home with no forced entry apparent.
The jewelry and cash taken from the home fits with the trend of burglaries that have occurred in Sun City within the past year. Cash and valuable jewelry are the most commonly stolen items, and burglars are believed to be entering primarily during the day.
Through evidence and help from the community, Huntley police have reportedly made a break in the case, and the department is investigating a group of organized criminals linked to several crimes in the Chicagoland area. The investigation involves other police departments, and representatives from the Huntley Police Department were not available by press time to add further information.
Though some Sun City residents have reported concern about walking alone at night, Sgt. Linda Hooten said the department never released the warning and any such warnings are not being spread by the police.
The department urges residents to remain vigilant, however, and to be on the lookout for: individuals between 25 and 35 years old, people wearing clothing like long skirts, baggy clothes, coats, backpacks or bags, people driving slowly through Sun City, and people being picked up in cars on the roadway.
Suspicious behavior can be reported to the police by calling 847-515-5311. Police remind residents to look out for a suspicious car’s make, model, color, or license plate number so it can be reported.
Another incident occurred overnight between May 20 and 21 in which about 20 vehicles were damaged by a cut in the sidewall of the tires. Vehicles affected were parked both in driveways and streets. Two vehicles had their windows broken, but nothing was taken. Streets affected thus far are Green Way, Big Horn, Wildrose, Coventry, and Nelson.
Huntley police were not available for comment on this case and whether it ties into the burglaries, but they ask residents with any information to call 847-515-5311.