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Teen Linked to Plainfield Vehicle Burglaries: Cops

Unlocked cars targeted near Route 126 and I-55, police said.

Robert Martin. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
Robert Martin. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
A Crest Hill teen arrested Tuesday is allegedly linked to several vehicle burglaries, Plainfield police said.

Robert Martin, 18, of the 2400 block of Waterford, Crest Hill, is charged with burglary, criminal trespassing to a vehicle, purchase/possession of liquor by a minor, and possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia, according to jail records. 

Sgt. Mike Fisher said Martin is charged in connection with vehicle burglaries near Bass Lake Road and Hunt Club Lane.

Fisher said police responded to reports of burglaries early Tuesday morning in the subdivision, with a total of 11 unlocked vehicles targeted. Some vehicles had just been rummaged through, while items were stolen from others, Fisher said.

Officers conducted a traffic stop on Martin's vehicle just outside the neighborhood at around 3:44 a.m. Tuesday. Fisher said stolen items from several of the burglarized vehicles were in Martin's car.

Martin remained in custody at the Will County jail Wednesday, according to jail records. Bond information was not immediately available.





mike June 12, 2014 at 09:48 AM
why do people invite crime by leaving car doors unlocked. You can drive down our street at midnight and see garage doors open. This is not 1940 we need to lock our doors
stan June 12, 2014 at 02:04 PM
Stay out of Plainfield trash
CDR June 15, 2014 at 01:31 PM
Schools are Out - Next kids will steal your newspaper
DON'T TREAD ON ME June 15, 2014 at 05:50 PM
Remember criminals I shot first then call the cops!
Shantel June 16, 2014 at 05:37 PM
Maybe he got lost who knows.

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