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The Carterville Police Department is investigating a residential burglary and auto burglary from Thursday morning, according to a release from the department.

The report states that at about 6 a.m., Carterville Police received a report of a suspicious person in the 1300 block of Hillside Court, where a resident encountered a black female outside the residence who claimed to have been visiting someone nearby. The female, described as in her 20s, 5 feet 6 inches tall and about 115 pounds, last seen wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, dark-colored pants and a lighter-colored vest over the hooded sweatshirt, left in a vehicle.

About an hour later, the resident realized their garage had been entered and items had been taken from a vehicle inside, the report states. During the course of the investigation, it was determined items had also been stolen from another unlocked vehicle belonging to a neighbor.

The department said in the release that the investigation is ongoing.

— The Southern

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