In local police reports, as Alton Police were investigating several weekend vehicle break-in reports, there were two incidents reported on the parking lot of Alton Square Mall yesterday afternoon. A car was reported stolen from the lower level around 2pm. A 2005 dark gray Pontiac Grand Prix was parked on the lower level. It had a temporary license plate registration on the back. The driver told police he had just purchased the car and was inside the mall and when he came out the car was gone.
A separate driver reported a burglary to police about a half hour later. His vehicle was parked on the upper level and it appeared the lock was punched out to gain entry to the vehicle.