Chandler police looking for vehicle burglars

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By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers

CHANDLER, Ariz. - Chandler police are looking for the suspects at the center of a series of vehicle burglaries across the Valley.

Chandler police said since November of 2010 there have been a series of vehicle burglaries where victim's purses have been stolen, many times when the victim has left her purse in the car while dropping off a child at day-care while visiting City parks.

Witnesses reported seeing a white mini-van, possibly a Dodge Grand Caravan, leaving the area immediately after the burglaries occur.

The suspects used the stolen id's, checks and bank cards to cash forged checks at various bank drive-through locations in Chandler and other Phoenix-metro locations.

The suspects used wigs and other items to make themselves appear more like the people in the stolen ids.

One vehicle used during the commission of some of these crimes in a white 2009 Kia Gorrego SUV, another is black, newer-model Mazda CX9 crossover SUV.

To date there have been 17 victims who names have appeared on the forged checks.

If anyone has any information you are asked to call Chandler police at 480-782-4130.