Burr Ridge Cops Stop Burglary In Progress: Report – Patch.com

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BURR RIDGE, IL — Burr Ridge police were called to a burglary in progress Friday night, arriving to find three men leaving in a white SUV, police said.

The incident happened about 7:30 p.m. in the area of the 8800 block of Wedgewood Drive, according to a police news release. After a short chase, the men left their car and ran east from the area of 83rd Street and Windsor Court, police said.

Police said they believed the men were picked up and left the area. Other police agencies helped in the search, and a Chicago police helicopter was deployed.

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In a statement, Mayor Gary Grasso said the suspects used a late model Mercedes SUV, which was stolen with out-of-state plates. The burglary was thwarted by a camera-equipped doorbell system, he said.

“The homeowner was on vacation, but the door video alerted the resident, who promptly reported it,” Grasso said. “Our Burr Ridge police arrived in minutes and the bad guys fled. They did not get into the home. We have not caught them — yet — but our police have the vehicle they used, video footage of one of them, and a backpack they abandoned. With this information to aid the investigation, I’m confident our detectives will catch them soon.”

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Grasso said Burr Ridge remains a safe place to live and work. He said major roads and easy access to the interstate system make travel convenient within the village.

“However, the bad guys use the same roadways to travel to and through our Village, so we need all residents to understand this and help the Village protect each other by locking up your stuff and consider increasing safety systems,” Grasso said.

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