Indian Head Park police officials hope footprints in the snow will prove helpful in finding who burglarized three homes Jan. 7.
The burglaries occurred between 3 and 7 p.m. Jan. 7, while no one was home, said Indian Head Police Sgt. Curt Novak.
Two of the crimes were on the 6400 block of Indian Head Trail and one was on the 6400 block of Cherokee Drive. Indian Head and Cherokee are just west of Wolf Road between the north and south intersections of Acacia Drive and Wolf Road.
In all three cases, the burglars forced open the service doors of the attached garages to gain entry to the house, authorities said.
The homeowner on Cherokee came home at 7 p.m., pulled his car into the garage and immediately noticed the service door had been broken into, Novak said.
“He pulled out of the garage and called the police right away,” Novak said.
When police officers arrived, they saw footprints from the home on Cherokee leading to the two burglarized houses on Indian Head Trail.
Footprints exiting one of the houses on Indian Head Trail led to the street and disappeared.
It’s possible the burglars called someone who was circling the area and told them to come pick them up, Novak said.
Having footprints in the snow are very helpful clues, Novak said.
“We have several leads we are investigating.”
Cash and jewelry were taken from the houses, but a complete list of stolen items has not been turned in yet, Novak said.
He believes the burglaries are connected to residential burglaries that occurred recently in Western Springs. Police officers from both towns are working together on the investigation, Novak said.