Carbondale police investigating attempted burglary

Police in Carbondale, Illinois, say they are investigating an attempted burglary that happened midweek.

Officers responded to a report of an auto burglary in progress at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday in the 1500 block of West Walnut Street. The victim told officers he observed a suspect sitting in his vehicle. The suspect fled the area before police arrived. 

Police say the suspect is described as a white man between the ages 17 and 30; standing between 5 feet, 7 inches and 5 feet, 9 inches tall; and weighing about 180 pounds, with an athletic build. He is further described as clean cut, with short, dark hair, and was wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans. 

If you have information about this incident, you can contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at 618-457-3200, the Carbondale/SIU Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 618-549-COPS (2677), or the Murphysboro/Jackson County anonymous tip line at 618-687-COPS (2677).  

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