CHICAGO (CBS) — Police in north suburban Vernon Hills were warning people to take common sense precautions to avoid becoming victims of a burglary, after a thief broke into five homes in one night this week.

Vernon Hills Police offered a simple solution to thwart burglars: lock your doors and windows.

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Monday night, a burglar got into four homes in the Centennial Crossing and Gregg’s Landing subdivisions by walking through unlocked back doors. In another burglary, a garage window was left unlocked.

Police said the burglar got away with wallets and purses.

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The burglar was caught on surveillance video in one of the burglaries. Anyone who recognizes him should call Vernon Hills police at at 847-247-8154.

Surveillance images of a man who committed burglaries at five houses in Vernon Hills on May 8, 2017. (Source: Facebook/Vernon Hills Police)

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While some people were home at the time of the thefts, no one was injured in the burglaries.