Three juveniles have been charged in connection with over two dozen car burglaries in Round Lake Park after a police officer spotted them breaking into cars last month.
Round Lake Park Police Chief George Filenko said that officers took over 24 car burglary reports in the village during the month of December.
Neighborhood surveillance cameras showed that three subjects had been checking for unlocked car doors throughout several neighborhoods, Filenko said.
On New Year’s Eve, a night shift patrol officer observed several subjects attempting to enter a vehicle in the 700 block of Treeview Lane, Filenko said.
Three juveniles were taken into custody and charged with multiple counts of burglary to motor vehicle. The juveniles’ names and ages are not being released by police.
“The officers diligence along with the cooperation of community members, who provided investigators hours of home video, brought this crime spree to a stop.” Filenko said in a statement.
In the above video, which was captured by a Nest camera, the three suspects can be seen trying to gain access to parked cars. Since the arrests, no vehicle burglaries have been reported in the village.