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Lansing Police identify vehicle involved in multiple burglaries

License plate of stolen Toyota determined, involved in several burglaries

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (January 15, 2021) – On Friday the Lansing Police Department released information about a vehicle that has been involved in several break-ins and burglaries throughout Lansing.

Burglars targeted a handful of Lansing businesses this week, stealing cash when it was available. (Photo from LPD Facebook post)

According to a Facebook post from LPD on Friday afternoon, the same blue Toyota car with license plate “BK14781” was involved in a “smash-and-grab” break-in on Tuesday at EZ Stop Pantry (3159 191st Place) when invaders through a brick through the glass front door of the business.

Security cameras at La Michoacana captured the moment a black-clad invader threw a brick through the front door of the business to steal the cash register. (Photo provided)

The Facebook post said the same car was used in a break-in two days later at La Michoacana (19283 Burnham Avenue), when burglars stole the business’s cash register. Nearby businesses La Soga (19267 Burnham Avenue) and Sharks Fish and Chicken (19261 Burnham Avenue) were also broken into.

LPD said the vehicle was reported stolen out of Markham, IL and was involved in “smash-and-grabs incidents” in Chicago Heights on Thursday.

Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to contact Lansing Police Detective David Bell: 708-895-7159.


Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.