Surveillance video captures woman, several children breaking into cars

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MELROSE PARK, Ill.-- Surveillance video captured what appears to be a woman and six children breaking into a vehicle.

It happened Wednesday on Altgeld Street in Melrose Park. A woman opens the unlocked door of a yellow jeep and several kids help her rifle through what's inside.

The jeep belongs to Tim Saenger.

Tim says they ripped open the locked center console taking a cell phone, loose change-- but most importantly a card from his grandmother who died.

Neighbors say they've seen the kids walking in the neighborhood before.

Cook county Sherriff's police are on the case.

Police are advising that the public keep car doors locked.

In suburban Norridge-- the chief issued a community alert today.

He says they've had about 10 car break ins in recent weeks, mostly happening overnight.

Thieves opening unlocked car doors stealing change, sunglasses, car charges—anything of value.

Since Tim Saenger posted this video on Facebook it has gotten thousands of views.

Police are investigating the incident and reviewing that surveillance footage.