KANKAKEE — Thieves got away with tools and a generator in three burglaries on June 14.
Kankakee police took a report of drills and drill bits taken from a work truck parked behind an apartment complex in the 1100 block of East Court Street. Officers were called at 10:28 a.m.
A person told investigators that a silver Chevrolet Malibu with no front license plate and tinted windows pulled up next to the truck. Two black males got out of the passenger side doors and started going through all the compartments on the truck. The driver of the car opened the trunk.
The three got back in the car and fled westbound in the alley.
The person described the driver as a black male with a larger, natural afro. The front passenger was a thinner black male wearing all black with short hair. The third suspect was a black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a gold chain around his neck.
Officers learned that Illinois State Police investigated a theft in a construction zone at 4000 East Illinois Route 17 earlier in which the suspect vehicle matched the description, as well as a back seat passenger described as a black male wearing a hooded sweatshirt with a gold chain around his neck.
At 12:14 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the area of East Court Street and South Evergreen Avenue in regard to another theft that occurred.
This time, a Honda generator was swiped from a utility truck in the 900 block of East Court Street.
The victim said he saw a black male wearing a hooded sweatshirt at the back of their truck. The victim walked toward the man, who got into a silver Chevy car with what appeared to be Indiana license plates.
He then noticed the generator gone from the back of the truck.