The city of Geneva Police Department and several other law enforcers in Kane County saw an uptick in burglaries to vehicles and homes last month.
Earlier this week, North Aurora police sent a news release to make residents more aware of smash-and-grab car burglaries at preschools, after a mom’s car window was bashed in and robbed during the eight minutes it took her to drop off her child.
This week, the city of Geneva Police Department is reminding residents to take preventative measures to protect their valuables after an increase in thefts and burglaries have been reported from unlocked cars and homes in August.
The incidents have occurred both during the day and evenings, and the locations are spread throughout the city. In an effort to make property less of a target, people should lock their vehicles and remove valuables such as computers, iPods, purses and keys at night.
Residents should make sure their garage door is closed and check that access to their home’s doors and windows are secured. Outdoor lighting may act as a deterrent in some cases since many car burglaries occur under the cover of darkness.
The Geneva Police Department encourages residents to report all suspicious activity to authorities immediately by calling 911. The information provided may be the key to solving crime in their neighborhood.
SOURCE: city of Geneva news release