Rash of Power Tool Thefts in Prospect Heights

Thousands of dollars in drills, saws and other tools have been stolen from trucks and homes since at least late August.


Contractors beware!

Following a string of thefts of pricy power and hand tools, police are warning contractors not to leave their tools in their vehicles.

Since late August, at least six contractor trucks and vans have been broken into as well as one home, according to police reports.

- Between Sept. 27 and 29, someone broke into a 41-year-old man’s house on Grand Avenue between St. Marks and Prospect and took about $3,550 worth of property including a table saw, a miter saw, a portable compressor and tool boxes with assorted hand tools.

- Overnight between Sept. 28 and 29, a truck parked on Prospect Place and Classon Avenue was broken into and $3,050 worth of tools taken.

- On Sept. 17, between 11 a.m. and noon, a van parked on Underhill Avenue between Bergen and St. Marks was broken into and $500 worth of tools taken.

- On Sept. 13, mid-morning, someone broke off the back door of a truck parked on St. Marks Ave. between Classon and Franklin and a drill, drill charger and case removed.

- On August 25 in the early morning, a truck parked on Dean Street between Classon and Franklin was broken into and $2,170 worth of power and hand tools were stolen.


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