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updated: 6/4/2013 9:57 AM

North Aurora investigating 'Drano' bombs

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North Aurora police say they're investigating several "Drano" bomb explosions that have taken place in the last week on the village's west side.

In most of the situations, the bombs exploded outside of several residences in the middle of the night, police said

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The first situation took place at about 4:20 a.m. May 25 in the 700 block of Magnolia Drive. Police said the homeowner reported that someone banged on his front and back door. When he answered the door, three Drano bombs went off near the front and back door and another on the side of the house.

A second and third incident took place at about 4:45 a.m. June 1 in the 1400 block of Oakland Circle. Homeowners there heard the explosions and found the bombs on their front porches, police said. A garage door on one of the homes sustained $500 damage.

A fourth incident took place in the same block that day and was reported later.

A fifth situation took place June 3 in the 100 block of Hidden Creek involving two more explosives, police said.

No one was injured in any of the explosions, but police are asking residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious teens or young adults walking through yards late at night; people who may be experimenting with the bombs but be mistaken for fireworks explosions; or people who are seeking access to Drano and other household chemicals.

Police warn residents that the homemade devices can be dangerous and cause serious injuries such as acid burns or the loss of fingers. Should a resident find one of these devices, police say they should back away and call 911.

The explosions remain under investigation by the North Aurora Police Department.

Anyone with any information can (630) 897-8705 ext. 610 or leave an anonymous tip by calling (630) 897-8705 and choosing option 3.

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