Sent: August 31, 2018
Early this morning at approximately 3:00 am, a Kenilworth Police Officer on patrol observed a Black Mercedes SUV driving suspiciously in the area of Kenilworth and Cumnor. As the Officer followed the vehicle, it fled at a high rate of speed west on Kenilworth from Sheridan. The vehicle was last seen entering I-94 eastbound from Lake Ave. An Officer searching the area where the vehicle was initially spotted found two unlocked vehicles which had been entered. One vehicle was in the 200 Block of Cumnor and one vehicle was in the 300 Block of Cumnor. Nothing was reported missing from either vehicle. These incidents are occurring during the overnight hours. Our neighboring communities and communities in the extended area have all had vehicles stolen and burglarized as a result of these opportunists looking for unlocked vehicles.
The Police Department believes the individuals responsible are youthful offenders with street gang affiliation. These subjects should be considered armed and dangerous. We encourage all residents to lock your vehicle doors and remove keys and valuables. These incidents confirm that offenders are attracted to the North Shore area because these opportunities exist. We need your help to eliminate crimes of opportunity and to call 911 if you see any suspicious behavior.
Kenilworth Police Department
419 Richmond Road • Kenilworth, IL 60043
Phone: 847-251-2141 • FAX: 847-251-3445
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