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Vernon Hills homes, vehicles burglarized overnight

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VERNON HILLS, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Several homes and vehicles in north suburban Vernon Hills were burglarized during the early morning hours Thursday.

The burglaries occurred in three subdivisions off Route 45 between 2 and 4 a.m., according to Vernon Hills police.

Six robberies were reported in the 300 blocks of LaSalle Street and Ranney Avenue in the Centennial Crossing subdivision, police said. Another happened in the 1000 block of Sanctuary Court in Sanctuary Point, and one occurred in the 800 block of Writer Court in the Writer Estates subdivision.

Residents were home at the time of the robberies, but no one was hurt, a statement from police said. Police spokesperson Kim Christenson said one resident confronted an intruder, but details are not being released.

The stolen property was mostly small, personal items that were easily accessible, Christenson said.

Investigators are trying to determine if the incidents are connected.

Christenson said the reports have “the same M.O.” because they took place late at night on the same day, and little effort was used while gaining entry in unusual ways. However, nothing else so far indicates a connection, he continued.

The houses and cars also appear to have been targeted at random, she said.

Because so many incidents occurred in a short time, Christenson said police are still determining if more than one person was involved. One or more descriptions are being withheld pending the investigation.

“Someone who was in the area at the time might be able to provide valuable information,” Deputy Chief Richard Davies said in the statement.

Anyone with information should call police at (847) 362-4449.

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