Police are asking residents to review their surveillance video after thieves burglarized multiple vehicles and stole a car early Friday morning in Winthrop Harbor.
The Winthrop Harbor Police Department said a number of unlocked vehicles in the village were entered and had items stolen from them between 1:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. Friday.
A car was also stolen after the offenders found the vehicle unlocked with the key fob still inside, police said.
The burglaries and stolen auto occurred on Geddes Avenue, Ellis Avenue, and Park Ave.
One resident said on social media that their car parked in their driveway near 14st Street and Landon Avenue was ransacked by the suspects.
Anyone who finds their vehicle was entered or had items taken from it should call the police department.
Residents with security cameras are asked to review their video footage and call the Winthrop Harbor Police Department Detective Division at 847-872-2131, extension 2014.
Police said residents should review camera footage specifically from 1-3 a.m. Friday and look for a small red or white four-door vehicle.
“Never confront these types of individuals by yourself as many times they are/may be armed. Always immediately dial 911 to report criminal activity to the police,” officials said.
Police urge residents to lock their vehicles, do not store valuables inside them and utilize motion-activated exterior lights and security camera systems.