Since March 30, 2013, the Park Forest Police have been investigating numerous Burglary to Motor Vehicle Incidents in the Park Forest Co-operative and multi-family rental areas. These crimes are taking place overnight. Many are known to have happened between midnight and 7:00 am. In almost all of these incidents, the offender(s) utilize a tool to break a small vent or opera window on the cars, enter the car, and remove coins, cell phones, laptop computers, or other small valuables. Many of these crimes are occurring inside the parking lots and courts in the multi-family areas, making it more difficult for patrolling officers to observe the offender(s). The Park Forest Police Department is asking for assistance from area residents by doing the following:
Pay particular attention to the parking lot/ court areas around your home, especially if you have an opportunity to look outside in the late night and early morning hours. If you see anyone in the area that you do not recognize as having a reason to be there, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY and try to keep the subject in sight. DO NOT confront the subject(s) yourself.
As always, follow good safety/security procedures: Lock your car, pay attention to your surroundings, and call police if you see anything suspicious.
If you have information related to these crimes or if you need additional information, please call the Park Forest Police Department at 708-748-4701.