Parents Burglarize Home, Leave Kids in Van

Stanley, Sandy Miller charged with felony residential burglary

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A man and woman from Des Plaines were arrested after leaving three children -- ages 2, 8, and 9 -- in a van while they burglarized a home Sunday night in the Northwest Side Irving Park neighborhood, police said.

Stanley and Sandy Miller, of 85 Dover Dr. in Des Plaines, were arrested after someone called police to say they saw the pair on surveillance video, rummaging through the building.

When officers responded to the Pulaski Road address they found a Ford van parked outside with the three children inside, police said.

The children told police the van ran out of gas and their mother went to the gas station. The officers saw a broken window in the residence and saw Stanley and Sandy Miller inside.

Sandy Miller initially told police that she lived at the residence, police reported.

The Millers were placed into custody when neither could tell police the address of the residence and said their grandmother was upstairs possibly sleeping, police said.

No one else was inside the home and the victim of the burglary told police she did not know them and did not give them permission to enter, police said.

They've both been charged with felony residential burglary.

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