Series of burglaries reported in northwest suburbs

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

GLENVIEW, Ill. (WLS) -- Police are warning residents of the city's northwest suburbs after a series of reported burglaries in Glenview, Niles, Roselle and Palatine.

The Cook County Sheriff's department says the suspects allegedly pose as utility workers, landscapers or new neighbors to gain access to someone's home. When they distract the homeowners, a partner allegedly enters the home and takes cash and valuables.

The most recent incident was reported around 12:40 p.m. on Nov. 29 in the 1000-block of Huber Lane in unincorporated Glenview. Police say two men knocked on the door of an 84-year-old woman, saying they were doing yard work for a neighbor. She allowed one into her home for a glass of water; police say the other man entered the home and she told both men to leave. She later told police that she noticed items missing from her home.

Anyone with information on these incidents is encouraged to call the Sheriff's Police Investigation Section at 708-865-4896.