ROXANA — Police are investigating vehicle burglaries in parking lots at the Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery.
Police Chief Will Cunningham said on Nov. 24 and Dec. 15, thieves broke into vehicles of contract workers at parking lots off Madison Avenue near Hedge Road. They took small items such as change, GPS units, a DVD player and electronics.
Cunningham said no one has been arrested. Police are awaiting lab tests on latent fingerprints.
Police distributed a flier warning refinery employees about the thefts.
“We’re getting some responses back from some employees or contractors that at the time of these occurrences, they recall seeing someone or possibly somebody that may have been involved, so we’re working on those leads as well trying to identify the people involved,” Cunningham said.
The parking lots are fenced but the gates are open, he said.
“The access is pretty open for traffic to come in off of Madison Avenue,” Cunningham said. “That’s why we put the safety flier out inside the refinery for the employees, because there’s a lot of foot traffic and a lot of vehicle traffic that goes around the refinery daily, and just for them to be more vigilant and if they see someone they may not recognize or just looks out of place, to notify their security or the police department directly.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the Roxana Police Department at (618) 254-2228.