Two homes were broken into and burglarized on the same day last week in west suburban St. Charles.
Both burglaries happened during the daytime hours on March 21 and fit the pattern of other burglaries that have happened over the past sevearl months in the southeast part of the suburb, according to a statement from St. Charles police.
The first burglary happened between 5:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. in the 1500 block of Jobe Avenue, police said. The suspect forced a kitchen window open to get inside and rummaged through the house. Cash and a digital camera were taken. The estimated loss was over $350, and the burglar left through the back sliding door.
The second burglary happened between 7:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of South 4th Place, police said. The suspect shattered a window in the back of the house to get inside and stole jewelry, electronics and two laptops. The estimated loss was over $9,000. Two doors were left unlocked at the time of the burglary.
Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to call St. Charles police at (630) 377-4435. Anonymous tips can be made at (866) 378-4367.