Arlington Heights police are investigating a residential break-in Wednesday in which burglars reportedly stole nearly $260,000 in watches and jewelry.
Police said the burglary occurred sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 5:10 p.m. on the 900 block of South Burton Place when the offender or offenders forced entry through a patio door.
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According to police reports, among the items stolen were two Rolex watches valued at $44,000; one 4.6-carat diamond ring valued at $60,000; one Patek Phillipe watch valued at $50,000; two oval-shaped diamond cuff links valued at $4,000; various pieces of gold jewelry valued at a yet to be determined amount; and $100 cash.
Anyone having information about this or any other serious crime in Arlington Heights is asked to submit an anonymous text tip by texting the keyword 847AHPD and your message to 847411 (tip411) or call Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at (847) 590-STOP. Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000.