Surveillance camera owners asked to assist police; Assistance sought with recent burglary near York, Vallette

According to a releases issued by the City of Elmhurst, the police department is asking the community to check their home and business exterior video cameras to assist in a burglary investigation near York and Vallette.

On Friday, Sept. 8 at approximately 9 a.m., a resident of the Prairie Manor Townhomes at Vallette and Windsor Dr. reported a residential burglary that occurred earlier during the night. Sometime between 1:30 and 3 a.m., a suspect apparently removed a screen and entered an unlocked ground level window. A purse was reportedly stolen from inside the home.

Earlier at 3 a.m. that same morning, Elmhurst police spotted a red Kia Forte sedan with tinted windows driving without lights northbound on York from Vallette. The Kia fled east on South St., south on Poplar and west on Crescent. The Kia was found unoccupied after it struck a building railing at York and Crescent St. and the driver fled on foot. The area was searched with K-9 and drones but the driver was not located. Later yesterday, detectives took the Kia driver that fled the crash into custody in Chicago.

To assist the burglary investigation please send EPD any surveillance videos showing a suspicious man or this Kia in the area between 1:30 and 4 a.m. on Friday morning. The suspect is described as approximately 6 ft. tall, 200 lbs., wearing a light-colored hooded sweatshirt and light-colored athletic shorts. He may also have been carrying a backpack.

Please email Elmhurst Police at [email protected] or call (630) 530-3050 if your cameras captured this vehicle or suspect before, during, or after this incident in the areas near York & Vallette in south Elmhurst.