Arlington Heights police received a report about 4:37 AM Thursday of a commercial burglary at Dick’s Sporting Goods, 401 East Palatine Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that unknown offenders burglarized the Dick’s Sporting Goods store.
Unknown offenders forced entry into the Dick’s Sporting Goods and removed several items of men’s and women’s clothing.
The combined value is estimated over $5,000.
The cost to repair the damage to the doors was unknown at the time of the police report.
The offenders images were captured on security cameras and are described as medium build wearing all black clothing, black hoodies, black masks covering their faces, and black shoes.
At times the offenders were running back and forth outside and inside the store.
The crime is reported to have occurred on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 4:36 AM.
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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.