Arlington Heights police received a report about 7:35 AM Tuesday of a construction site burglary at 2250 S. Arlington Heights Road. Police initially received a report that tools were missing at the construction site. Police requested an evidence technician respond to the scene.
Police determined that an unknown offender or offenders entered the gas station construction site, entered the building through an unsecured exterior door and removed a yellow Champion generator valued at $1,200 after cutting the chain securing it. Six wooden spools of Beldon wire for low voltage use valued at $5,000 was taken from an office area.
The crime is reported to have occurred between Monday, January 14, 2013 at 4:30 p.m .and January 15, 2013 at 6:20 a.m.
Earlier this month police received a report of another copper theft from a vacant commercial building at 703-709 W. Algonquin Road. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders entered the vacant property after defeating a padlock. All the ceiling tiles were found taken down and broken. The offender(s) removed all the 800 MCM cable (copper wiring valued at approx. $50,000) from the conduit. Special machines would need to be used because of the wire length and weight.
Anyone having information about this or any other serious crime in Arlington Heights should submit an anonymous text tip by texting the keyword 847AHPD and your message to 847411(tip411) or call Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at (847) 590-STOP. Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
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