Suspicious return reported at Victoria’s Secret

The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the area police departments.

BURR RIDGE

DECEPTIVE PRACTICE

A resident received a telephone call at 10 a.m. March 17 telling him he would be arrested for tax fraud, if he did not pay a fine. The people who called, a man and a woman, both spoke with foreign accents. The resident contacted the Internal Revenue Service who told him the call was a scam.

IDENTITY THEFT

A resident reported March 17 someone, without her permission, opened an account with Bill Me Later, an online payment service, under her name and birth date.

PROPERTY DAMAGE

A car crashed into a village-owned tree and uprooted it at 1000 Village Center. The driver drove away without reporting the damage, which was reported at 10:40 a.m. March 18. A part that broke off from the car identified the vehicle as a Buick LeSabre.

THEFT

A manager at the Victoria’s Secret store, at 540 Village Center Drive, reported March 19 a woman brought in a bag with $1,300 worth of merchandise that she wanted to return. The woman did not have a receipt for any of the items. The clerk noticed three other women who were acting suspiciously elsewhere in the store. As one of them left, the security sensor at the door sounded. The other three women left, leaving behind the bag of merchandise the one tried to return. Other items of clothing were found on the floor where the customers had been standing.

DARIEN

THEFT

A jacket was taken when the owner left it unattended in Brookhaven Market Plaza, at 7516 Cass Ave., on March 21.

Someone took a purse when it was left unattended in the WalMart store, at 2189 75th St. on March 19.

VANDALISM

Eggs were thrown at homes on the 1300 block of Urban and the 800 block of High Ridge Court on March 21.

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