The Village of Algonquin, IL

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Community Alert: Burglary to Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Theft

Algonquin, along with numerous surrounding communities in both Kane and McHenry Counties, has experienced an increase in Burglary to Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Theft incidents. The majority of these incidents have occurred during late night/overnight hours and have taken place in residential areas. Most of the vehicles targeted have been left unlocked and the stolen motor vehicles have had their keys left inside.

The Algonquin Police Department would like to remind the members of the community to always lock their vehicles’ doors and to never leave their vehicle’s keys inside of an unattended vehicle. We are also suggesting that vehicle owners avoid leaving valuable items in their vehicle, where they are in plain view from the outside. We strongly believed that these simple preventative measures will help to deter future incidents.

Anyone witnessing suspicious activity are asked to call 9-1-1 and report the activity while it is in progress. Persons having any information pertaining to previous Burglary to Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Thefts are encouraged to contact the Algonquin Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at 847-658-4531.