Sheriff's Office Seeks Public's Help in String of Lawn-Equipment Burglaries

Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Help in String of Lawn-Equipment Burglaries

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The Kane County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in solving what appears to be a series of lawn-equipment burglaries.

According to a Sheriff’s Office news release, deputies responded at around 3:55 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 9, 2017) to an alarm at Ralph Helm Lawn Equipment Center, 36W710 Foothill Dr. in unincorporated Elgin Township. Upon arrival, deputies located a broken window and discovered that four chain saws and two backpack style weed blowers were stolen.

The approximate value of the stolen equipment is $2,000.

Deputies believe that this burglary is related to earlier burglaries in Campton Hills and Elburn. The other burglaries took place earlier in the morning on Thursday at businesses that sell lawn-maintenance equipment. The Sheriff’s Office is not the investigating agency for the other burglaries.

Detectives are asking that anyone with information about the burglary at Ralph Helm to call the Sheriff’s Office at 630-444-1103.

“We are also asking for area business owners who may sell similar products, to check any surveillance cameras they have for any recent incidents of suspicious vehicles near their businesses,” Sheriff’s Office Administrative Director Lt. Pat Gengler said.

SOURCE: Kane County Sheriff’s Office news release