Police: No evidence gypsies behind recent burglaries

Source: Wilmette-Life

The Wilmette Police Department stated it has no evidence that a rash of December burglaries are the work of gypsies, despite claims in an e-mail circulated to residents.

The police suspect that the same group of criminals may have committed four residential burglaries in December on the west side of Wilmette, but there is no evidence that the burglars are from Eastern Europe, nor that they are gypsies, as the e-mail reports, said Wilmette Police Chief Brian King.

King is aware of the e-mail because it was forwarded to the police department earlier in January and several residents called asking about the rumor.

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