Shots fired after Skokie homeowner confronts would-be car thief in garage, police say

Shots fired after Skokie homeowner confronts would-be car thief in garage, police say

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Thursday, October 20, 2022 12:07AM

SKOKIE, Ailing. (TOC) — Skokie police are investigating after photographs had been fired when a home-owner confronted a would-be automotive thief in his storage early Wednesday morning.

Police stated a home-owner noticed a number of folks standing round two automobiles parked within the 7000-block of Lavergne round 5:41 a.m. The home-owner then heard the car of their hooked up storage being began and went to research, the place he discovered somebody sitting within the driver’s seat.

After being confronted by the home-owner, police stated the suspect fled the storage to 2 ready SUVs on the road. One in every of them was described by the home-owner as a silver Mazda.

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Because the suspects fled the scene northbound at a excessive price of velocity, the home-owner advised police he heard three gunshots. Three shell casings had been later recovered from the scene, police stated.

Police stated the home-owner was not harmed within the incident and there’s no identified hazard to the general public at the moment.

Skokie police are asking neighbors to test their video surveillance for any suspicious exercise, automobiles or folks across the time of the incident.

Anybody who has any details about the crime is requested to contact the Skokie Police Division at 847-982-5900.

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