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Crime & Courts

String of burglaries plagues Shabbona, DeKalb County

Police warn residents to stay vigilant, lock cars and garages

A string of burglaries targeting DeKalb County residents with unlocked cars, garages and yard items has been plaguing parts of DeKalb County, including Shabbona, over the past few days, police said.

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Andy Sullivan said police responded to reports of multiple burglaries in the 300 to 500 block of Cherokee Street in Shabbona early Wednesday.

“Last night in the overnight hours there was a string of burglaries in the Shabbona area to unlocked vehicles and an unlocked shed,” Sullivan said, adding that multiple items were stolen. “There was no forced entry, and we’re still working with residents there.”

According to a Facebook post from the Waterman Police Department, many residents around DeKalb County were also targeted in the past few days.

Police say that no one has been arrested, and it’s not clear whether a single person or a group burglarized the area, but unlocked cars, unsecured garage doors, and yard items not bolted down are the targets of the incidents, the post reads.

“Please take the time to lock up your cars, houses and garages,” the post reads. “Don’t forget to secure valuables, bring them inside and out of view. Don’t give them an easy target.”

Sullivan said police are asking any people who might have information on the burglaries to call the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office at 815-895-7260.

Anyone who might have information also can call CrimeStoppers at 815-895-3272 or email crimestoppers@dekalbcounty.org.

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