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License-plate reader helps Glencoe police halt burglary in progress

Glencoe police officers reportedly interrupted the burglary of a local Walgreens early Wednesday morning.

According to an alert from Glencoe Public Safety, a license-plate reader alerted authorities at 5:21 a.m. on March 13 that a stolen vehicle entered the community. While looking for the vehicle, police located two individuals allegedly burglarizing Walgreens, 353 Park Ave., in downtown Glencoe.

The suspects allegedly gained entry into the store by smashing the front window. When police arrived at the scene, the individuals fled in the stolen vehicle at a high rate of speed on the Edens Expressway, according to a release from Glencoe Public Safety.

Police said a review of video footage revealed that the individuals were in the business for about 40 seconds before officers arrived and nothing was stolen in that time.

Further information has not yet been released as the investigation is ongoing, but police said there is no immediate threat to the public.

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This article was developed using publicly available information, such as press releases, municipal records and social media posts.

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