Burglary report: Cash, credit cards, meds stolen from several vehicles in Galesburg

Talbot Fisher
Special to The Register-Mail

Cash and cards were reported stolen from a wallet at 6:54 p.m. Sunday. The victim explained that he believed the theft occurred while he was inside HyVee Gas, 1925 N. Henderson St., between 3:50 and 4:05 p.m. He later discovered that his wife’s wallet, which was in a diaper bag in his vehicle, had been emptied of its content, including $160, and bank and credit cards. 

• A purse containing cash, cards, and medication was reported stolen from a motor vehicle at 4:11 p.m. Sunday. The victim explained her vehicle had been parked at Carl Sandburg College and the driver’s side door does not lock. She said that she heard her car alarm go off, and when she returned to the vehicle a black SUV was driving away from the scene. She discovered her purse, containing the wallets and cards of her and her boyfriend, three different medications, and $300 cash was gone. 

• A purse containing cash, cards, and checks was reported stolen from a motor vehicle at 2:38 p.m. Sunday. The victim told police she had been at Bateman Park and her vehicle was parked on Clark Street, with a window rolled down. She noticed a black SUV driving away from her vehicle, and discovered her purse was missing. In the purse were her wallet with cards, checks, and about $425 in cash. 

• At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, a man reported that his phone had been apparently stolen from his vehicle while he was inside US Gas, 2121 E. Main St. The Iphone 13 Pro is valued at $1,000. 

• A briefcase containing work papers was reported stolen from a motor vehicle parked in the 1300 block of North Cherry Street at 5:17 a.m. Wednesday. The theft occurred at some point overnight. The vehicle had been left unlocked. 

Gas station on Main Street burglarized

A gas station was burglarized at 1:48 a.m. Friday. Police responded to US Gas, 2121 E. Main St., for a burglar alarm. Upon arrival, the front door was found to be shattered. An employee arrived and security footage was viewed. It showed three individuals arrive on foot from the direction of Erickson and Walnut streets. The individuals enter the store, fill their backpacks with items from the counter, then flee on foot towards Erickson and Elm streets. They are inside the store for less than a minute. 

Toyota Camry stolen, but found abandoned later

A motor vehicle was reported stolen at 12:57 p.m. Thursday, but was recovered. The victim had last seen the vehicle, a gray 2004 Toyota Camry, parked outside his residence in the 700 block of Indiana Avenue about midnight. The vehicle was located abandoned outside of town by the Knox County Sheriff’s Department.