Leaving Vehicles Unlocked Leads To Break-Ins, Official Warns

Jim Gudas
April 23, 2019 - 4:29 pm

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NORTHFIELD (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- "Lock your vehicles."

That's the message one north suburban leader has as her community and much of the North Shore deals with a recent rash of thefts from cars and trucks.

Northfield Village Manager Stacy Sigman roving thieves have looked for unlocked vehicles and ransacked them in her community and neighboring suburbs.

If the keys are in the vehicles, sometimes the autos are stolen.

Sigman said these types of thefts would become much less likely if people just locked them up.

The problem is so serious in Northfield, a meeting was set up with representatives from the Cook County State's Attorney Office so that residents could find out what's being done to catch the thieves.