A dirt bike and landscaping equipment were reported stolen this month after two separate break-ins at the same Downers Grove self-storage facility, according to police.
The burglaries took place at a storage property on the 2300 block of Wisconsin Avenue, according to a police report. In the first incident, $2,100 in landscaping equipment was stolen; in the second a 2005 Yamaha dirt bike worth $1,000 was taken.
The stolen items were located in separate trailers parked in a parking lot at the storage facility. In both incidents, the locks were broken to gain access. The trailer with the dirt bike had been stored at the property for about 1.5 years with no prior incidents, according to the report.
The first break-in took place sometime between 9 p.m. Sept. 2 and 7:20 a.m. Sept. 3 on the west side of the parking lot. On Sept. 3, the lock on a trailer was found sawed off, presumably to gain entry to the side door of the truck, police said. Several items were removed from the storage compartment of the trailer, including two backpack leaf blowers worth about $500 each, a $400 stick edger and two string trimmers worth about $350 each, the report said.
The second break-in took place sometime between 2 p.m. Sept. 8 and 1 p.m. Sept. 10. The dirt bike owner discovered that someone broke the locking hasp on the side entry door. An off-road quad racer and a drag racer were still in the trailer after the incident.
The owners of the stolen items said they would both sign complaints if an offender is identified, according to police.
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