Thief Breaks Into Cars, Steals Purses During Jewish Youth Meeting

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. (CBS) — Police in Buffalo Grove are looking for a thief who broke into three parked cars and stole purses while the owners were attending a Jewish youth meeting.

The break-in happened about 8:15 a.m. Thursday in the 1700 block of Weiland Road, as the Jewish Council for Youths was meeting, Buffalo Grove police said.

During a 10-minute period, the windows of three parked cars were shattered, and purses were stolen from the front seats or floors of the cars, police said.

Security video showed a suspicious car in the area at the time of the thefts. The driver of a silver Ford Edge with tinted windows and no front license plate entered the parking lot, parked in various parking spots and then left, police said.

It’s unclear whether the cars were targeted, or whether the incident could be classified as a hate crime.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Upsetting

    Why do so many women leave their purse in the car? Plus other valuables that attract thugs to smash your car windows and YOU have to do all the work of putting that part of your life back together!

    How many victims had to miss work today?

    I learned my lesson a long time ago when my purse was stolen by 4 thugs, they stole it right off my shoulder. They were so fast I had no time to react.

    Since then I’ve learned not to carry “my entire world” in my purse. The last thing I would ever do is leave my purse in the car. If necessary, I would leave it in the trunk of the car.

  • Peace-N-Love

    Oh Nooooo! Not during a Jewish Youth Meeting! How would our future accountants cope with such horror! Seriously Buffalo Grove…CBS?!! We have people murdering people in chicago for a dollar and this is a BIG story?!

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