Jewelry, cars stolen in River Forest burglary

Vehicles later recovered in Chicago and Cicero

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By Nona Tepper

River Forest police are warning homeowners to be vigilant in securing their homes after at least two people stole two cars, electronics and jewelry during a residential burglary in the 400 block of Franklin Avenue on the night of Jan. 3.

No one was home when the offenders entered the home at around 9:20 p.m., forcing their way in through a rear sliding door. Other doors showed signs of having been forced open, according to police.

The total value of the items taken has not yet been determined. Police recovered the stolen cars, one in Chicago, another in Cicero. Evidence has been sent to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab.

The River Forest Police Department reminds residents to:

  • Lock the doors and windows to their home;
  • Utilize their alarm and camera systems;
  • Keep their valuables out of sight from windows and doors;
  • Record serial numbers for electronics and photograph their jewelry and other valuables.

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