Car Break-ins Squelch Fun Sunday for Visitors to Fun World

Three burglaries were reported at Odyssey Fun World.

Three out-of-towners' vehicles were ransacked Sunday afternoon at Tinley's Odyssey Fun World, where burglars made off with a touch-screen stereo, several credit cards, video games and cell phones.

Victims told police that all three break-ins occurred between around noon and 2:30 p.m. in the Fun World parking lot, 19111 S. Oak Park Ave., according to the . Between 9 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., police said an employee at the business filed a separate robbery report, saying that someone snagged a cell phone from his belt clip.

In one car burglary, a 30-year-old Peotone woman said two AT&T cell phones, a checkbook, three credit cards, an iPod Nano, a collection of about 50 CDs and a security card and $10 cash were missing. Police said her credit cards had been used at Speedway in Joliet as well as at a McDonald's in Channahon. Someone also tried using one to make a $429 purchase at a Walmart in Bloomington but was denied, according to the report.

Thieves also broke into a 26-year-old Merrionette Park man's truck. They snatched a touch-screen stereo system and SCT engine programmer, police said. The two were worth about $1,300. The rig was locked, the man said, and had a working alarm system.

The third target was a 30-year-old Chicago woman who was at Odyssey with her family, according to the report. She left her driver's side door unlocked for about 10 minutes and returned to find her black purse and two video games missing. In the bag was her driver's license and $20 cash.

Police said surveillance footage of the parking lot wasn't available. The burglaries remained under investigation Tuesday.

Russ June 30, 2011 at 06:24 AM
not too much fun at fun world. video surveillance might be a help in the future


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