The Effingham Police Department is investigating a string of burglaries that occurred at various locations and times along the Avenue of Mid America over the weekend. The burglaries occurred between the hours of 9:00 PM Friday though 5:50 AM Saturday morning.
Among the items stolen were Dewalt Drill Batteries and drill, a laptop, an Xbox One, cash, and a guitar. All told, missing items from five vehicles are valued at over $6000. Additionally, multiple vehicles were damaged during the robberies. The police have not confirmed if the various burglaries are related.
The EPD reminds residents to be alert, lock parked vehicles at all times, and keep cash and valuables out of sight. Suspicious behavior should be reported local authorities immediately. Anyone with information on these investigation can report anonymously through Crimestoppers at 217-347-6583 or contact the EDP at (217) 342-5321.