Be On The Lookout: Unlocked car doors create crimes of opportunity

In this week’s Be On The Lookout: a series of car break-ins that may make you think you’re experiencing déjà vu. 

Back in March, we reported on a similar set of crimes in Carbondale. To read the original story, click here. Now, police there are warning you about another series of car break-ins. The common thread in all of these cases: the car doors were unlocked.

Carbondale Police listed out the crimes by location and date:

1.) On May 14 at 10:35 p.m. an unlocked vehicle was entered in the 1200 block of West Hill Avenue.

2.) On May 16, at 4 a.m. an unlocked vehicle was entered in the 800 block of North Beadle Drive. Police say the suspect is described as a black male with a feminine voice.

3.) Between 5:30 p.m. on May 15 and 3 p.m. on May 16 an unlocked vehicle was entered in the 100 block of North Glenview Drive. 

4.) On May 19 at 12 a.m an unlocked vehicle was broken into in the 2000 block of West Meadow Lane. The suspect is described as a black male, wearing a light gray or white hooded sweatshirt and light gray or white pants or shorts. The suspect fled the area on a BMX-style bicycle.

If you have any information, you’re asked to call the Carbondale Police Department at 618-457-3200. You can also call the Carbondale/SIU Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 618-549-COPS (2677).

To read the Carbondale Police Department news release concerning these crimes, click here.

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