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Home burglaries reported in unincorporated Minooka

All incidents reportedly happened during the daytime Wednesday

Published: Thursday, May 24, 2012 1:01 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2012 5:41 p.m. CDT

MINOOKA — Kendall County Sheriff's Office officials are investigating three residential burglaries that were reported Wednesday in unincorporated Minooka.

According to Deputy Craig French of the Kendall County Sheriff's Office, the burglaries took place within miles of each other during the day in the 2600 block of Bell Road, 14000 block of Arbeiter Road and 600 block of U.S. 52.

According to sheriff's office releases, in one incident, a woman saw that a door at her home was open and noticed items were missing from the home. In a second incident, a man noticed items were out of place and belongings were missing. French said each case involved the theft of jewelry. 

He said no suspects have been identified, but encouraged anyone with information to contact the sheriff's office at (630) 553-7500. Authorities are continuing to investigate the cases.

French was unable to confirm if entry to the homes was forced, but he said cases like these underscore the need to lock doors, even in rural areas.

"During the daytime, it's important," he said, noting that cases occasionally pop up where burglars knock on doors to see who is home to find potential targets.

He said it's also important to keep an eye out for suspicious activity in neighborhoods.

"If anyone you see is suspicious during the day, call 9-1-1 and give a vehicle description," French said. "Definitely call 9-1-1."

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