Bomb Squad Robot Disables Homemade Explosives

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (STMW) – A woman who found homemade explosives while preparing an Aurora home for an estate sale brought them to Downers Grove police, where a bomb squad robot successfully disabled them.

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A woman came to the Downers Grove police department at 825 Burlington Ave. about 5:05 p.m. to drop off what appeared to be several homemade explosive devices, police said.

The woman was preparing a vacant home in Aurora for an estate sale when she discovered the devices, according to a Downers Grove police release.

She did not know where the Aurora police station was located and took the devices to Downers Grove police to turn in the suspicious devices, police said.

Downers Grove police contacted the DuPage County Sheriff’s office to request the assistance of the bomb squad, which used a robot to disable the devices, the release said.

Residents within a half-mile of the police station were notified of the circumstances, the release said. Police said at no time was anybody in danger.

Aurora police were notified of the incident, but were not immediately available for comment Wednesday night.

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  • mlinko

    they not let people know. i live less than 500 ft from the police and train station and evey one heard it. everyone came out of there buliding and ask the cops what was that. the cop told us that we would read about it. so much for the police letting people know!!!!!!

  • been there

    I don’t doubt for a second that the Downers Grove police never notified residents. The majority of them are very inept at serving the towns residents. It’s a wonder that the lady who brought in the explosive devices was not told to drive them back over to Aurora.

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