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Three More Public Storage Units Broken Into; Burglars Take Electronics, Legal Documents

More than $4,000 in electronics and legal documents taken in series of burglaries.

The case of the 's East Side facility isn't an isolated incident.

Geneva police previously reported that someone took $4,597 form a storage locker at Public Storage, 1040 E. State St., and removed all the belongings. The burglary took place sometime between 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24 and 9:30 a.m. Oct. 25, according to reports.

Now, three additional burglaries have been reported in that same Oct. 24 to Oct. 25 time period, and in more than one case, access to the lockers was gained when someone broke a padlock on the door.

Here are the latest three reports, collected Monday.

Burglary—Someone took electronic devices from a storage locker at Public Storage, 1040 East State St., sometime between 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24 and 9:30 a.m. Oct. 25, reports said. The victim said someone gained entry by cutting the padlock to the door. Among the items taken were two flat-screen TVs, two DVD players and a VCR/DVD combo player. The owner estimated the loss at around $1,550.

Burglary—Someone took legal documents from a law firm’s storage locker at Public Storage, 1040 East State St., reports said. The padlock was cut on the storage shed door sometime between 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24 and 9:30 a.m. Oct. 25, reports said.

Burglary—Someone took DVDs, records and two Gemini turntables from a storage unit at Public Storage, 1040 East State St., sometime prior to Oct. 28, reports said. The value of the items taken was estimated at $2,500, reports said.

 

If you have information on this or any other crime in Geneva, please contact the Geneva Police Department at (630) 232-4736.

David November 14, 2011 at 06:56 PM
I think this burglar has been watching "storage wars" on A&E a little too much
CN November 14, 2011 at 11:05 PM
I have a storage unit at Public Storage on the west side of Geneva. There is a locked security gate around the facility. Several times I have found this gate open. I called to complain and was told they would send someone out the next day. Meanwhile the place sat wide open all night. When I complained about that, they said well there is usually a person living on the site to see nothing happens. Does this person have super sensitive hearing or do they just stay up all night??? No wonder they are getting robbed.
Euniece November 16, 2011 at 10:40 PM
Anyone, with a grain of sense, should know these are inside jobs. Why do people continue to use these facilities? Has detectives delved deeply in employees backgrounds? I would neve use a Public Storage Facility. There is to much of a pattern. Euniece

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