Evanston Police say they’ve seen an increase in the theft of tools from vehicles in the parking lots of stores frequented by contractors and do-it-yourselfers.

Cmdr. Brian Henry says patrons at such stores, especially construction workers, should secure their vehicles before entering the store and keep expensive tools out of sight. “If your vehicle has a toolbox be sure it is locked at all times,” Henry says.

Henry says a substantial number of such thefts involve cars that have been left unlocked.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

Leave a comment

The goal of our comment policy is to make the comments section a vibrant yet civil space. Treat each other with respect — even the people you disagree with. Whenever possible, provide links to credible documentary evidence to back up your factual claims.

Your email address will not be published.