Man arrested in Bloomingdale, Wheaton burglaries

  • Bloomingdale police have arrested but not identified a suspect.

    Bloomingdale police have arrested but not identified a suspect.

 
 
Updated 8/8/2020 12:28 AM

Police have arrested a man who they say burglarized homes in Bloomingdale and Wheaton this week -- including one where the resident was home at the time.

Before the arrest announced Friday evening, Bloomingdale Detective Joseph Battaglia said a man burglarized a townhouse around 1 p.m. Tuesday on Waverly Court.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Police said the suspect, whom they did not name, approached the front door and rang the doorbell -- which activated the video recording on the Ring doorbell. The video shows him picking up a package that was on the porch, then putting it down.

He checked the door, which was locked, then went to an unlocked window on the side of townhouse and entered. He took electronic items, Battaglia said. After he left, he rang the doorbell again, then ran off.

The resident was in an upstairs room, and did not hear anything, Battaglia said.

The same man is suspected in a burglary at 4 p.m. Wednesday at a residence near Bloomingdale and Geneva roads in Wheaton, Battaglia said. A doorbell video shows him riding a bicycle up to the home, taking a package and riding away, Battaglia said.

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