Cops probe theft of $20,000 in jewelry from Naperville home

Naperville police are continuing their investigation of a burglary earlier this month, in which as much as $20,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from a home on the city’s far southeast side.

Written police reports indicated the break-in occurred sometime between 6:25 and 11:59 p.m. Feb. 1 at a house on the 600 block of Arlington Avenue, just off South Naper Boulevard in the city’s Heritage Knolls neighborhood.

Police Sgt. Bill Davis said Wednesday in an email the burglar or burglars forced their way inside the house “via the rear patio doors.” The homeowners later told police they found an assortment of jewelry valued at between $10,000 and $20,000 had been stolen, Davis said.

Davis’ email did not indicate whether or not the owners were home at the time of the burglary. A number of homes on the far south and southwest sides of the city were burglarized last year while the owners were present and sleeping.

Witnesses to the burglary or those who believe they have information about the case are asked to call police, at 630-420-6666.