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Friday, June 29, 2018
Tools stolen from three contractors’ trucks
One was unlocked; locks were punched out on two others
At about 12:30 in the afternoon on Thursday, June 28, a construction worker on the unit block of Hesketh Street saw two black males—one wearing a hard hat and the other wearing a bright, reflective vest—walking along Hesketh and pulling on the door handles of parked construction trucks. The worker yelled at the pair, and they immediately fled on foot heading west on Hesketh. Village officers immediately responded and searched the Village and surrounding areas for the men, but they were not located.
While officers were investigating the Hesketh Street incident, a construction worker in the 5600 block of Grove Street flagged an officer down to report that he had just discovered that a lock on one of the doors to his truck was punched inward by force, and a thief had stolen some of his tools. He did not witness the crime of see any suspects.
A short time after the Grove Street theft was reported, a contractor who was doing a job at All Saints Church discovered that someone had defeated a lock on his truck while the truck was parked on Grafton Street adjacent to the church. Some tools were stolen from his truck, as well.
Officers believe that the thieves must have been in a car or truck of some kind as they committed their crimes; some of the stolen tools are heavy and cumbersome, and a vehicle would be required to transport them.
Residents are asked to share this information with their contractors so that they can keep an eye out for any suspicious persons in the area of their vehicles.