Madison County burglary investigation
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (KSDK) - The Madison County Sheriff's Office is investigating four separate burglaries that occurred over a two-day period at the end of January in the rural eastern part of the county.
According to Captain T. Mike Dixon, chief of detectives for the sheriff's office, three of the burglaries took place January 30 and the fourth incident on January 31.
The sheriff's office investigated a burglary in the 5000 block of Hoxey Drive in Alhambra. A suspect forced entry into a residence and stole a 32-inch Samsung television.
In the second burglary, a suspect went into an unlocked home in the 12000 block of Mill Road in New Douglas, and stole a black Compaq Presario laptop computer.
Dixon said the third such incident happened in the first block of Deer Run East in Pocahontas. The suspect forced entry into a detached garage and took a Craftsman wheel barrel, a socket set and numerous power tools.
And finally, the suspect returned to the same block of Deer Run East the following day, entered an unlocked vehicle and took jewelry, a credit card and other personal items.
Anyone with information on the suspect's identity or whereabouts is asked to contact the Madison County Sheriff's Office at 618-692-4433, their investigations line at 618-692-0871 or the anonymous tip line at 618-296-3000.
Dixon said investigators also want to speak with anyone who may have had someone come to their door recently to ask for directions, or say they were looking for someone who may live in the area. This tactic is typically used by a burglary suspect to determine if someone is at a targeted house.