Crime of Fashion: White Gloves, T-Shirts Over Heads, and an Underwear Peek

If You Recognize This Underwear…

DOWNERS GROVE, July 28—At 2:54 a.m. police responded to an alarm and found the front door shattered at Tobacco Discount, 2321 Ogden Ave., but no one was inside.

The owner estimated 30 cartons of cigarettes valued at $1,500 and 20 incense bottles valued at $160 were taken. Police gave descriptions of the burglars, based on video images of two people inside the store:

Person #1: Medium build, wearing a green jacket, black pants with a hole in the right knee, white gloves, black-and-white gym shoes, and a dark shirt over the head.

Person #2: Medium build, wearing a blue jacket, white gloves, white gym shoes, black-and-white underwear that was showing when the person leaned over, with a white T-shirt over the head.

Intruders with Masks

LA GRANGE, July 27—A La Grange woman reported at about 12:44 a.m. that her garage was open, someone was in her yard and they knocked over the garbage cans. Police said raccoons had been at the property but were gone.

Enforcement by the Book

LA GRANGE, July 25—A village worker called police shortly after 1 p.m. after seeing people with signs walking outside the Borders store, 1 N. LaGrange Rd. They were advertising a sale before the store permanently closes. The signs and people moivng around on the sidewalk are attention-getting devices that are not allowed and could cause a hazard to passing traffic, the employee said. A Borders corporate manager called a halt to the signs.

One of Those Places Where Angels Fear to Tread

LA GRANGE, July 23—A driver went around police officers blocking access to a flooded viaduct on Ogden Avenue at Burlington Avenue on, then got her Chevrolet Cruise stuck in the water, according to La Grange police.

Police said after the vehicle went into the high water at about 3:15 a.m., the driver could not open her door or window and water was up to her shoulder. The fire department was called to extract her.

The 24-year-old driver, from La Grange Park, was ticketed for improper lane usage; failure to yield one lane or reduce speed approaching an emergency vehicle; and failure to notify the secretary of state of a change of address, according to police reports.

Most People Just Wave “Hi”

DOWNERS GROVE, July 22–A woman running in the vicinity of the 6400 block of Woodward Avenue told police a man near a bush, about eight feet from the sidewalk dropped his pants as she approached at 5:50 p.m. She called him “sick” and ran to a nearby currency exchange to call police. The man was described as being in his late 20s to early 30s, 5 feet 11 inches tall, with a medium build and brown hair. He had on tan shorts with a white-and-blue plaid shirt.

Useful if Your House Has Same Numbers

GLEN ELLYN, July 16—Police reported somebody stole a solar-paneled sign that displayed the address numbers of a home in the 300 block of Marion Avenue. The incident occurred sometime between 12 p.m. on July 15 and 12 p.m. on July 16. The value of the sign is estimated at $50.

All the Major Food Groups

GLEN ELLYN, July 10—Officers responded to a reported theft at Jewel, 599 Roosevelt Rd., after somebody stole a large bag of M&M’s, ice cream and a frozen dinner.

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