The rash of burglaries of unlocked garages in Des Plaines is continuing. After reporting five such burglaries about 10 days ago, six more were reported over last weekend.
Burglars stole $7,000 in power and hand tools out of an unlocked garage at a home on the 900 block of South West Grant Drive between 11 a.m. Aug. 8 and 10 a.m. Aug. 9.
Between Aug. 10 and 12, burglars stole a generator valued at $2,000 out of one garage, and saws, nail gun, sander and grinder, valued at $2,500 out of a second garage, both on the 400 block of Rose Avenue.
They also took two saws, drill and flashlight, valued at $325, on the 500 block of Prairie Avenue; saws, drills, sander and trim router, valued at $1,150, out of one garage, and saws, drills, battery charger, sander and cordless vacuum, valued at $955, out of a second garage on the 900 block of Woodlawn Avenue; and a pressure washer, chain saw and leaf blower on the 400 block of Crestwood Drive, valued at $400.