Buffalo Grove police urge residents: Lock your cars

After fielding more than two dozen reports of car burglaries since April, police in Buffalo Grove are urging residents to take simple steps to protect their cars.

In the majority of the cases, the car burglaries have involved offenders taking valuables from unlocked vehicles, said Deputy Chief Michael Szos. He said residents may be feeling complacent because they are in a relatively safe community, but they need to remember to secure their cars regardless.

“Due to Buffalo Grove’s consistent placement in safest community rankings, residents may have a false sense of security, believing crime does not happen here,” Szos said in a statement. “Unfortunately, thieves read these articles as well, and target communities whose residents may not be as vigilant about protecting their property.”

Several recent car burglaries have been happening in spurts during nighttime hours, he said.

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