Reward offered following two Naperville home burglaries
FROM SUBMITTED REPORTS February 19, 2013 9:06PM
Updated: March 23, 2013 6:11AM
Naperville police on Tuesday turned to the public for help in solving two burglaries in which jewelry was stolen the same night from homes three miles apart.
Naperville Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrests and convictions of those responsible for the break-ins.
Both burglaries occurred Friday during the early-evening hours, according to a Crime Stoppers release. Assortments of jewelry were taken in each case.
One break-in occurred on the 400 block of LeProvence Circle, in the Chateau of LeProvence in the Woods area north of Hobson Road and east of Washington Street. The other occurred about three miles due east, on the 2000 block of Mustang Drive in the city’s High Oaks neighborhood.
“In an effort to curb criminal activity related to residential burglaries, the Naperville Police Department needs the help of its residents and business owners,” the release stated. Police are asking “that you be aware of your surroundings and call 911 immediately” to report any of the following situations:
Suspicious or unfamiliar vehicles parked in your neighborhood.
Suspicious or unfamiliar persons walking through the neighborhood, especially those seen in backyards.
Residential burglaries are often crimes of opportunity. A burglar looks for a house that is unoccupied and dark. We ask that you adhere to the following guidelines to prevent criminal activity:
Do not hesitate to report any suspicious or unusual activity to the police department.
Make sure you have deadbolts on your front and back doors and on your service door between the garage and your home, and most importantly, use them.
Notify a neighbor when your home is going to be vacant. Ask them to collect the mail and newspapers or suspend delivery while you’re away.
Install a quality alarm system.
Utilize additional lighting on the outside of your home, including motion sensor lighting.
When you leave your home, set lights on a timer and have a radio or television on, so that it appears your home is occupied.
Witnesses to either of the burglaries or those who believe they have information about them were asked to call Naperville Crime Stoppers at 630-420-6006. Callers can remain anonymous.