Residents of eight households in the Hillside neighborhood on Evanston’s far northwest side learned Wednesday morning that it’s not a good idea to leave your car unlocked.


Residents of eight households in the Hillside neighborhood on Evanston’s far northwest side learned Wednesday morning that it’s not a good idea to leave your car unlocked.

Evanston police say they all had their unsecured vehicles broken into overnight.

In all, nine cars ranging from a 1992 Chevrolet to a 2008 Volkswagen were hit by the thieves who made off with objects ranging from an iPod to a digital camera.

In addition, a 2006 Volvo was stolen from a home at 2753 Crawford Ave.

For more details, check the crime map.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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2 Comments

  1. Too small to report.
    I live slightly south of this area, and my (yes very stupid of me) unlocked car was raked clean of the change in compartments and floor mats last week. I didn’t leave anything valuable in the car, but I kind of felt like it served me right for leaving it unlocked.

  2. Happened to us the same time
    Happened to us the same time too and we’re at Church and Ridge. We had two cars in our drive-way and one, unfortunately, was unlocked. They only took change and left any electronics…. odd.

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