Three separate forced-entry burglaries were reported at Downers Grove businesses in late September, police said.
An unknown suspect or suspects broke into two businesses on the 7200 block of Lemont Road late Sept. 19 or early Sept. 20, according to a police report. On Sept. 26, five officers reported to a possible burglary in progress at a business on the 1400 block of Butterfield Road.
Between all three incidents, only $60 was reported stolen. But damage from the break-ins was valued at $1,500 or more during each incident, according to police.
At the Lemont Road business break-ins, police found shattered glass at the front of the stores and a trail of glass leading from the entrance to the front counter. Police found the cash register drawer along with officer drawers at each business pulled open.
At the burglary on Butterfield Road, police found the rear business door has some scraping and pry marks on the metal around the door's lock.
Lemont Road Business Burglaries
The last employee to leave the first burglarized business closed the doors, set the alarm and left the area between 9 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Sept. 19. He did not observe any suspicious vehicles in the lot when he left, the report said.
At the second burglarized business, surveillance video was available but the description of the footage was redacted in the police report. The last employee to leave closed the business up at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 and did not observe anything suspicious.
An envelope with $60 inside for a cash back transaction was missing from under the register, the report said.
Butterfield Road Business Burglary
At 7:16 a.m. Sept. 26, a corporate security officer notified police that the company observed what appeared to be a male subject breaking into the rear door of a business on the 1400 block of Butterfield Road.
The five officers arrived and split up to cover the front and back entrances. Security then indicated that two people broke into the business and were no longer on scene. They had left in a silver or light blue four-door SUV with a sunroof and rack on top.
A door on a hallway inside had pry marks, and so did a locked door with a keypad, door handle, center lock and a second lock above the handle. One of the offices was open with all its desk drawers pulled out, according to the report.
Parts of the report for the Butterfield Road burglary were also redacted.
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