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Unlocked cars easy target for thieves

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.

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