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updated: 9/30/2013 5:26 PM

Police: 3 teens behind burglaries to cars in Naperville

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Naperville police have identified three 17-year-olds they believe are responsible for illegally entering 10 vehicles -- and stealing items from seven of them -- in a two-night span, authorities said Monday.

The teens have not yet been charged in the burglaries, which homeowners reported Thursday and Friday, but Sgt. Lou Cammiso said the police department's juvenile unit is continuing to investigate.

The vehicles were parked at homes on Birchwood Drive, Cottonwood Lane, Encina Drive, Linden Court and Whispering Hills Road in the neighborhoods between River Road on the east, Aurora Avenue on the south, and Ogden Avenue on the west and north, according to police reports.

Cammiso said the burglaries and illegal entries were centered on a vacant home in the 1300 block of Sunnybrook Drive, where the teens were "squatting" and storing the proceeds taken from the vehicles, many of which were unlocked.

In seven cases in which belongings were reported stolen, the perpetrators are accused of taking a briefcase containing a laptop, digital recorder and digital camera; video games, a GPS unit and a gym bag; an iPod, a USB cable and various business cards; and a portable radio and sunglasses, among other items. Many of the items have been returned to their owners, according to police reports.

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