Evanston police arrested two juveniles early today and charged them with burglarizing cars in south Evanston, bringing to seven the number of such arrests in the last week.
The youths, ages 16 and 17, are residents of Chicago and were apprehended in an alley adjacent to the 1000 block of Hinman Avenue shortly after 2 a.m.
Comdr. Joseph Dugan said an officer on routine patrol noticed that exterior lights on the side view mirrors of a parked car were dim, as if someone had just left the vehicle.
He then located the two juveniles in an adjacent alley and found they had a debit card and a watch that had been stolen out of a vehicle in the 800 block of Judson Avenue. The owner of the Hinman vehicle was contacted and advised that $3 was missing from his car.
Cmdr. Dugan noted that the seven individuals arrested in the past week for similar burglaries were all aided by the fact that the cars involved were left unlocked.
He reminded residents to be vigilant about keeping the windows and doors to their vehicles and homes locked to reduce the threat of falling victim to a crime.