Around 9:20 p.m. Friday, a citizen called police to report three suspicious men in the Kohl’s parking lot, 7608 S. LaCrosse Avenue. The caller told police he observed the men walking down the aisles checking for unlocked car doors. The man called police after seeing the suspects enter an unlocked vehicle.
The caller described the three men as young black, males. When officers arrived they located and arrested the suspects.
Police say they have charged Devin Mills, 18, and Darryl Williams, 19, both of Chicago with burglary from a motor vehicle. Burbank police also arrested a juvenile in connection with the crime.
Approximately five other incidents occurred during the overnight hours last week throughout the residential areas of the city. In three of those five incidents, the offenders targeted work-style vans according to Dudlo.
Dudlo said, “ The Burbank Police currently has several leads and is investigating those leads. In one of those incidents, a neighbor of a victim observed the incident as it was happening but thought it was workers just gathering tools from the vehicle. The witness did not call the police because she thought the incident was innocent in nature.”
“Citizens are reminded to notify the police when they see something out of the ordinary occurring in their neighborhood. We are more than happy to investigate further. There have been several incidents in the last year where alert citizens called 911 to report some kind of suspicious activity. In a few of those instances, officers were able to make arrests ranging from burglary to drug possession. We welcome any help from the public when crimes occur. The citizens know their neighborhood and neighbors better than we do. When a citizen notices something that doesn't seem right, it is worth being checked out by our officers. “