Downtown Naperville Apple Store victim of an alleged smash and grab 

Downtown Naperville Apple Store victim of an alleged smash and grab
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A car drove through the front door and window of the downtown Naperville Apple store at 120 W. Jefferson Avenue at about 6:00 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 6. 

Electronics taken in smash-and-grab

Naperville police say they received a 9-1-1 call reporting the incident around 6:05 a.m. They arrived to the store to discover a beige Hyundai Elantra had been driven through the glass front of the building. Police say the car is believed to have been stolen from Lisle.

Authorities say the initial investigation shows that the car crashed through the front of the store around 5:56 a.m. Three people got out of the car, went into the store, and stole some electronics. They then fled in a dark colored SUV. They were gone by the time police arrived on the scene.

No one was injured in the incident.

“Good leads” says Naperville police chief, but speak up

At the city council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 7, Naperville Police Chief Jason Arres said the department had “good leads” in the case that they are following up on.

Arres noted that security video showed that about 10 cars drove by the incident prior to 911 being called, saying that this was a good reminder of the importance of “if you see something, say something.”

He said though he understands oftentimes if someone sees something that unusual, they may assume someone has already called it in, but urged the public to be more proactive in making a report. In this case, the police response time was 2 minutes after being called, and quicker notification gives a better chance of police potentially apprehending perpetrators in the moment, he said.

“My ask of the community…is please don’t assume. As I always say, we’re paid to be bothered. The 911 operators know how to handle heavy call volume. So please call us,” said Arres.

He added, “all of us have a responsibility to watch over Naperville’s safety,” saying the police partnership with the community is what helps keep the town secure.

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