Arlington Heights police received a report about 9:16 AM Friday burglary at a commercial building at 717 West Algonquin Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders entered the construction site of a vacant business space and took thousands of dollars worth of power tools and hand tools. There were no signs of force into the commercial space; however, the offender(s) forced open a locked metal equipment box inside the commercial space.
Offender(s) removed 12 rolls of 12ga. electrical wire (valued at $1,000), five Dewalt cordless drills (valued at $100 ea.), two Dewalt Sawzalls (valued at $150 ea.), four Makita cordless drills (valued at $150 ea.), one Bosch cordless drill (valued at $150), two Milwaukee cordless drills in a red/black bag (valued at $200), two Dewalt impact drills (valued at $250 ea.), three Dewalt 12 volt batteries (valued at $50 ea.) and various other tools (valued at $300).
The crime is reported to have occurred between February 21, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. and February 22, 2013 at 6:45 a.m.
The commercial space shares a common area location in the same office building, sharing the same atrium, where three laptops were stolen in the same time period.
In early January 2013, copper wiring valued at $50,000 was taken from a vacant building at 703-709 West Algonquin Road. All of the 800 MCM copper wiring — 0.8 inch in diameter — was removed from the conduit at the commercial space.
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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