Four Firearms Stolen from Home on Western Ave.

Sig Sauer M400 semi-automatic .223
A Sig Sauer M400 semi-automatic .223 rifle was reported stolen from the 3000 block of Western Ave.

Burglary Dispatch from August 7 – August 13, 2019

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Four firearms were reported stolen from a home in the 3000 block of Western Avenue on August 12, among them a black .223 Sig Sauer M400 semi-automatic rifle valued at $906.99.

These burglary reports indicate the street where the incidents were reported. This past July saw only five reported burglaries in the Village. While the number is low, we certainly understand that one is too many, especially for those who were violated.

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8/8/19 17:54: Lawnmower Missing

On August 8 at approximately 5:54 PM officers responded to the 400 block of Niagara Street for a delayed report of a burglary. Officers spoke with a woman who related that when she had gone to her garage to take out her garbage cans, she noticed the trash cans had been moved.

The woman then observed the garage access doors to be slightly open, and when she opened the garage, she noticed her lawnmower was missing and boxes were disturbed. Officers photographed the scene and canvassed the area.

8/12/19 20:04: Vandalism, Firearms Stolen

On August 12 at 8:04 PM officers were dispatched to the 3000 block of Western Avenue in reference to a burglary just discovered. Officers responded to the scene and spoke with the complainant who related that he had been out of the country.

Upon the complainant’s return home, he observed that his doors remained locked but noticed immediately that his home had been burglarized. The complainant immediately noticed four guns missing and his living room window wide open. The complainant stated that his living room couch had been cut several times and that his TV was smashed. The complainant approximated the value to be about $6,500 for both the couch and TV.

Missing items from the home include a MacBook Pro, an iPad, a Dell computer terminal, and various shoes and clothing items.

The complainant also provided a detailed description of the four firearms taken from his home. The first was a black .223 Sig Sauer M400 semi-automatic rifle valued at $906.99. The second gun was a black 12 Gauge Kel Tec KSG pump shotgun valued at $925.99. The third firearm was a black with wooden stock 7.62 mm Century Arms C39V2 semi-automatic rife valued at $899.00. The last firearm was a black .45 ACP Glock G21 Gen 4 semi-automatic handgun valued at $599.00.

Officers processed the scene and lifted two latent fingerprints from the Dell computer monitor in the living room. Officers conducted a canvass and one neighbor reported a man around 5’10” in his thirties who had knocked on his door and offered to clean his residence for $50.