Police ask for help after rash of car burglaries in Fairview Heights

April 19, 2013 

Fairview Heights police are asking residents for help to try to put an end to a rash of car burglaries in the Bountiful Heights subdivision and along Joseph Drive.

Over the past two weeks, police have noticed an increase in burglaries to cars, according to Lt. Mike Hoguet. Officers are currently following up on leads. But police are asking for the assistance of the public in identifying the people responsible.

Two suspects are believed to be involved in the Joseph Drive incidents and are described as black males in their late teens who are traveling on foot. The suspect possibly involved in the Bountiful Heights incidents is described as a white male in his early 20s with a thin build with a short haircut who may be balding.

The crimes have taken place at various day and evening hours.

"We are asking the community to assist us by increasing their attention to suspicious vehicles and foot traffic in and around their neighborhoods," Hoguet wrote in a release. "In addition, some of the vehicles that were burglarized were noted to be left unlocked. Because of this, we would like to remind our residents to remove their valuables and lock their vehicles while they are away from them."

Anyone with information should contact the Fairview Heights Police at 489-2100

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