The East Alton Police Department is investigating a number of vehicle burglaries from Saturday afternoon at Eastgate Plaza. Victims reported items stolen and damage to vehicles in over a half-dozen instances. All of the cars were locked, and the thieves forced their way in.
East Alton Police Chief Dwynn Isringhausen tells The Big Z the vehicles were parked at the movie theater between 1 and 3pm.
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Most criminals in these types of cases are looking for easy targets, and police say items typically stolen include wallets, purses, electronics, and cash.