Overnight commercial burglary, car theft, weapon exposed at dealership on Dundee Rd, Arlington Heights – Cardinal News

Arlington Heights Police in the Buick GMC – Arlington Heights area are reporting a commercial burglary and auto theft on Sunday, January 30, 2022.

Arlington Heights Police responded overnight – possibly around 3 a.m. Sunday, January 30, 2022 – to a burglary report and a confrontation of burglary suspects with private commercial security personnel at Buick GMC – Arlington Heights, 777 West Dundee Road in Arlington Heights.

According to a person familiar with the crime, private security personnel were on routine patrol near Buick GMC – Arlington Heights (formerly Sullivan Buick GMC – Arlington Heights) when they observed suspicious activity at the Buick GMC – Arlington Heights in Dundee Road and Ridge Ave.

According to unconfirmed police reports, private security personnel disrupted a commercial burglary with ongoing car thefts. At least one weapon was deployed by an offender to threaten security personnel. When the weapon was displayed, security personnel left the area and called the police. Initially, it is unknown if the Arlington Heights Police Department was simultaneously responding to an activated burglar alarm which may or may not have been activated.

Apparently the offenders took a number of car keys to vehicles that were for sale at the car dealership. There is also a report that the offenders have returned for more vehicles. Details of a second confrontation were initially unavailable, but the attackers again fled.

At least one, possibly three or four vehicles were stolen. Initially, it is not known whether the vehicles were stolen in the first criminal intrusion or in the second.

The Arlington Heights Police Department is investigating the crime and remained at the scene for at least part of Sunday to protect the business from further car thefts. Owners would meet to decide and arrange additional security protection at the dealership.

The number of violators was initially unknown to CARDINAL NEWS. Offenders were described as male/black subjects wearing dark masks.

Arlington Heights Police in Buick GMC - Arlington Heights area reported commercial burglary and auto theft(s)
Arlington Heights Police in the Buick GMC – Arlington Heights area are reporting a commercial burglary and auto theft on Sunday, January 30, 2022.
Arlington Heights Police in Buick GMC - Arlington Heights area reported commercial burglary and auto theft(s)
Arlington Heights Police in the Buick GMC – Arlington Heights area are reporting a commercial burglary and auto theft on Sunday, January 30, 2022.

CARDINAL NEWS learned of the incident because a passerby noticed police activity at the car dealership around 3 a.m. and tipped CARDINAL NEWS. Citizens are reminded that tips may be subject to…

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