ABC 7 Chicago Gets Surveillance Video Showing Burglars at Red Rooster, Wilke Rd Near Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights

ABC 7 Chicago’s Eric Horng obtained security video from Red Rooster Liquors that shows three suspects smashing glass door and entering the door. One suspect carried a suitcase, and filled the suitcase with products.

Two women and a man with their faces covered entered the store and grabbed liquor and cigarettes from shelves, and cash from the register. The owner at Red Rooster believes the same offenders through a rock through the store door on Saturday night and grabbed items. One of the offenders was seen without his mask on.

A total of four businesses were burglarized near Northwest Highway and Wilke Road overnight Tuesday to Wednesday.

Arlington Heights police also received a report about 7:06 AM Wednesday of a commercial burglary at a dry cleaners at 1008 North Wilke Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders burglarized the dry cleaners business.

Unknown offender(s) forced entry into the Kustom Kleen business and removed cash, but it is assumed that the same offenders also hit the dry cleaners and two other business nearby. Apparently no other items were taken.

The crime is reported to have occurred between Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 09:00 PM and Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 07:05 AM. The elapsed time range including the time the crime could have occurred is 10:05 (hours: minutes).

Two other business burglaries were also reported Tuesday Morning.

Neighborhood Bar Jimmy D’s District, 1718 West Northwest Highway

Ken’s Arlington auto service, 1706 W Northwest Highway

 IMPORTANT ALERT … 

Cardinal Note: As of June 5, 2013 — up to and including the date of this article — police incidents related to the above police agency are not reported in real time or within a prompt time period. Police protecting their realm of investigation and police activity, have chosen to use secret military-grade encrypted radios to withhold their police communications, which were previously open to the public and news media via monitoring of public safety scanning radios — with no known negative results locally.

The delayed knowledge or entirely blacked out knowledge resulting from encrypted police communications may protect certain police operations and investigations, but it also puts the public at risk in situations such as when armed and dangerous offenders are at large and when other similar situations occur, such as when desperate offenders of property crimes are eluding police. In other cases, the delayed or blacked out information inhibits or prohibits the possibility of the public providing early witness accounts before a criminal trail goes cold. Citizens are much more likely to recognize or recall suspicious or criminal activity if they are aware of the criminal incident within minutes or hours of its occurrence. The most serious incident involving dire results would be a trail that is allowed to go cold in the case of child abduction.

The lack of real time information from public police dispatch also weakens an effective neighborhood watch program mostly working to prevent property loss, but also working to prevent possible violent crimes.

Lack of real time information from police dispatch also delays public awareness or eliminates public awareness of general hazards and traffic or other situations in every day living in an otherwise economically thriving community.

Police have alternate ways to transmit tactical, operational or investigative information, while still keeping their main public dispatch channels open for the best balance of public safety and police safety.




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