2nd burglary thwarted at McGrath Acura dealership in Libertyville after business hit hours earlier

2nd burglary thwarted at McGrath Acura dealership in Libertyville after business hit hours earlier

CHICAGO (TOC) — A housebreaking was thwarted at McGrath Acura in Libertyville after the enterprise was hit hours earlier. Police say a number of vehicles and dozens of key fobs had been stolen from McGrath on Sunday.

Comparable crimes are occurring within the metropolis and different suburbs. Video exhibits how the following housebreaking try was probably averted.

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“White Audi simply made a left flip onto this aspect avenue…and he is like turning off onto one other avenue, I believe he is doing a go by,” an off-duty police officer who works as a safety guard for P4 Safety Options is heard saying on the video.

P4 was referred to as in by dealership proprietor, Dave McGrath, in case the important thing fobs stolen Sunday had been used to attempt to take extra vehicles in a single day.

“Between 12 to 12:30 that night time our off responsibility police officer noticed a white Audi with 5 people driving close to the dealership at a really gradual tempo,” stated P4 Safety Options Exec. Vice President Steve Vitale.

Additionally heard on the video recorded within the P4 safety automobile, “911, what’s your location? Hello, I am an off-duty police officer that is working on the Acura dealership in Libertyville on Route 21, are you able to let models within the space know {that a} white Audi sedan, they’re coming again…they’re activating the important thing fob.”

“Our officer was ready to try the license plate and name it into the police in actual time,” stated Vitale. “His job is to guard individuals and property at that dealership. It was to not chase them, or to not interact them. The job was to get the data or relay that to the police division, so the police may truly go and interact these people.”

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In a press release to the I-Group, McGrath says he appreciates the assist they’ve acquired from each P4 and Libertyville PD.

Some have criticized the uptick of companies and neighborhoods hiring personal safety. P4 stated they aren’t meant to take the place of police.

“Safety is to be a deterrent. We wish to forestall crimes,” stated Paul Ohm, P4 Safety Options Exec. Vice President. “That is what we’re actually right here for.”

Libertyville police stated one of many stolen vehicles was recovered in fine condition in Lake County. No arrests have been made.

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