Man’s Crime Spree Ends On An Empty Tank

ST. CHARLES, IL (STMW) — A 31-year-old west suburban man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly stole a running BMW from in front of a St. Charles 7-11, used the car to steal of vacuum cleaner from a Batavia Kohl’s store, and then ran out of gas on the side of the road.

Around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Brian D. Nord, 31, of the 300 block of 2nd Avenue in St. Charles, allegedly stole a gray 1998 BMW from in front of of the convenience store at 1705 W. Main St., where the car had been left running, a release from St. Charles police said.

The victim saw the car being driven out of the parking lot and called police, the release said, who put out an alert about the stolen vehicle. Less than an hour later, a Kane County Sheriff’s police officer spotted the vehicle near Route 47 and the I-90 Tollway but was unable to stop the vehicle, the release said.

Around 5 p.m., the vehicle was involved in a retail theft of a vacuum cleaner at the Kohl’s store in Batavia, the release said.

Finally, around 9 p.m., the Yorkville Police Dept. responded to a dispatch of a disabled BMW on Route 47, south of Galena Road. Nord, who had apparently run out of gas, was identified as the driver and the stolen car was recovered, the release said.

Nord was taken into custody by the Yorkville Police Dept. and taken to the Kendall County Correctional Facility. He was charged with vehicle theft conspiracy and driving with a revoked license, the release said.

Other items were recovered from the back seat of the stolen BMW that may be connected with other retail thefts.

There is a possibility of additional charges after further investigation is completed.

Bond has been set at $50,000 with the Kendall County cases.

The St. Charles Police Dept. obtained a warrant Wednesday and charged Nord with unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle in Kane County for the original theft. A hold was placed on Nord with the Kendall County Correctional Facility. Bond on the St. Charles warrant was set at $250,000.

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  • Mom n Dad Married

    Note to all criminals… if you see an old BMW parked in front of the 7-11 store running or not leave it be. Anyone that drives an old BMW and shops at 7-11 is for sure robbing the joint or buying scratch off lottery tickets because they need more money to buy gas. Try robbing a bank, thats where the money is.

  • Moms Brother Is Her Husband

    Brothers and Sisters should not date.

  • Dan

    It looks like this loser has been hit in the face with a 2×4 one too many times

  • Mary mitchell

    Silly white boy !
    even a man of color is
    a little smarter !

  • Brandon

    I know this kid and his family..He just got out of prison afew months ago for the same stuff. He has a drug (heroine) problem. His disease is an unfortunate epidemic in our area…

  • Spoon

    Stole a vacuum cleaner?

    What an odd person…

    • Timothy McGrath

      maybe he was trying to clean up his act

  • Jake Wasinger

    Hello? What do I have to do to be heard on here??

  • Jake Wasinger

    Brian: it’s me, Jake, one of your oldest pals. And, as one of your oldest friends, I regret to say that after I saw this in the news, I’m very appalled and ashamed in you. After all of these years, I keep seeing you sink deeper and deeper into the abyss, my friend, and it’s going to kill you very soon. Do you honestly not care about your life or life in general anymore?? For all these years now, every time I see you in the news getting in trouble like this, it turns my stomach every time more and more.
    Believe it or not, there are still people in this world who care about you, and want to see you get help and on the right track, and I’m one of them. I would never ever laugh at your or mock you for the problems you have, but other people are, and you’re embarrassing yourself, your friends, and your family by all these bizarre and haneous acts you keep partaking in.
    No doubt, life has dealt you a rough hand, but you need to finally grow up, make it right for yourself, accept responsibility for your actions, and get the help you need. If not for you, maybe do it for me, an old friend??…..Because frankly, I just can’t take seeing this happen to you anymore, buddy. Please……find something in life to live for, and fast, because I fear the next vaccuum cleaner, car, or any other object you steal might be your last, and you might not walk away from it alive next time………Please…..think about it:)

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