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Article updated: 11/15/2012 5:40 PM

Rash of car burglaries in Des Plaines


Des Plaines has been struck by a rash of car burglaries in recent days, according to police reports.

Burglars entered at least 22 vehicles, some locked, some unlocked, between 8 p.m. Nov. 9 and 8:45 a.m. Nov. 12 and stole money, GPS units, tools, CDs, sunglasses, iPod Charger, purse, iPods, car stereo, army knife, amplifier, speaker box, and a gym bag. Value of the stolen items was estimated at $2,500.

Two vehicles were burglarized in a garage at a home on the 1300 block of South Center Street. Other vehicles were parked on streets, in lots or driveways on the 1900 block of South Birch Street, 600 block of Parsons Avenue, 1200 block of East Prairie Avenue, 600 block of Arlington Avenue, 1200 block of Perry Street, 900 block of East Greenview Avenue, 400 block of South Second Avenue, 800 block of East Hollywood Avenue, 900 block of Walter Avenue, 1000 block of North Avenue, 1700 block of East Whitcomb Avenue, 1300 block of South White Street, 1600 block of Estes Avenue, 1200 block of East Willow Avenue, and 1700 block of Greenleaf Avenue.

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