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Jewelry, electronics taken in Elgin apartment burglary

Updated: March 13, 2014 6:29AM


Apartment burglarized: An investigation into a Feb. 3 burglary may be focusing on a man seen by a neighbor knocking on the door of the victim’s apartment at about the time of the break-in, police said. A woman who lives in an apartment in the 1800 block of Mark Avenue told police that when she came home at about 3 p.m. Feb. 3, her front door had been broken open and numerous items had been stolen. Missing were a gold watch, a pair of diamond earrings, a PlayStation 3 and a PlayStation 4 video game consoles with games and controllers, a backpack and a gym bag. Police said the backpack later was found in front of another house in the neighborhood.

Story doesn’t stand up: Officers investigating a street robbery that reportedly occurred about 4:10 a.m. Feb. 2 in the area of Villa and Percy streets have discovered that some of the victim’s story doesn’t stand up, police said. According to reports released recently, the man said he had won a large amount of money playing blackjack at the Grand Victoria Casino. Then, because he had been drinking a lot, he began walking home along Villa, he said. The gambler said two men began following him, knocked him to the ground and stole $1,500 cash and his cellphone. A witness reported seeing two men, one armed with a gun and one with a baseball bat, chase a third man at about that time. Detectives reviewed video surveillance records from the casino and said it showed the victim playing blackjack there but not winning a lot of money.

I-90 crash victims ID’d: Authorities have identified the victims of a double-fatal crash on Interstate 90 in Hoffman Estates Sunday morning. The crash occurred about 7:45 a.m. when the driver of a silver Toyota Corolla heading west on I-90 near Barrington Road lost control of the car, which went off the roadway and struck a light pole, according to preliminary information from Illinois State Police. David Xiao, 25, of Chicago, and Nguyen Knoi Nguyen Pham, also 25, whose address was not known, were pronounced dead at the scene. A third person in the car survived, but that person’s condition was not immediately disclosed. All lanes on the tollway were closed for nearly four hours as crews cleared the wreck. Police were continuing to investigate the crash.

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