Five ‘Gypsies’ Accused Of Ruse Burglary Targeting Seniors

SCHAUMBURG (CBS) — Five self-admitted “gypsies” were charged after two of them barged into the home of two elderly people claiming they were construction workers and had struck something — but were captured by police doing burglary patrols in the area.

Corky Miller, 40, of 2425 N. Clybourn in Chicago; Michael Miller, 40, of 8215 N. Milwaukee in Niles; Lawrence Miller, 19, of 1819 Palm in Prospect Heights; Alan Ely, 23, of 1845 White Chapel in Mount Prospect; and Rocky Reed, 19, of 548 Ida Court in Mount Prospect are charged with one felony count each of residential burglary, a release from Schaumburg police said.

Corky Miller was also charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding.

On Tuesday, a Schaumburg detective was conducting burglary surveillance when he saw a vehicle on Spring Creek Circle that matched the description of burglary suspects from another community. The detective saw two men running from a home and enter the vehicle, which already had three men inside, the release said.

He followed the vehicle and called for help. The vehicle took several evasive actions in an effort to lose the detective and when a marked patrol unit arrived, officers tried to stop the car. But the car drove away and was involved in two separate minor traffic crashes, one involving a civilian vehicle and the other a Schaumburg police car, the release said.

All five were taken into custody. Only the driver of the civilian vehicle claimed a minor injury.

The investigation revealed two of the five approached two elderly residents at their home, one wearing a construction type hard hat and the other carrying a two-way radio.

When the residents answered their door, the suspects barged in claiming they were doing construction work down the street and had struck something. The suspects said they had to check for a possible problem with lighting in the home and then fled without stealing anything when alerted of the possible presence of police in the area by their partners.

At bond hearings in Rolling Meadows on Thursday, Corky Miller was ordered held on $50,000 while Lawrence Miller, Rocky Reed, and Alan Ely were ordered held on $20,000 each. Michael Miller was remanded to the custody of the Cook County Sheriff’s Dept. and is being held without bond for a probation violation.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2011. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • LOTD

    There’s a special place in hell reserved for these @ss holes who target the elderly. They should be shot on the spot!!

    • Jim Hamilton

      LOTD as I was reading the article I was thinking that same thing. Burglary should cary a death sentence and be adminstered on site or at first opportunity

    • ursula

      I like your respect for elderly people .Targeting anybody for money is wrong if is gypsy or any body else .You don’t shut people when they do crime…you send them to the court system like any criminal or guilty ….relax we got corts

      • Jim Hamilton

        ursula you got corts LMAO it’s courts but in my house I’m the law and i will administer justice swiftly

      • OLD VET


  • dan

    The tinkers are all related-they marry their cousins and uncles to keep tham family close knit

    • LOTD

      Indeed, descendents of a long line of inbred euro-trash that should’ve been taken out long ago.

      • ursula

        The name Miller doesn’t sound like Gypsy…sound like a redneck name

      • LOTD

        @Lyndia – Let me get one more shot in before you report the comments crying racism like you always do – why do you always defend criminals??? AND why do you ALWAYS play the race card?? So typical of you and your species!!!

      • Lyndia

        You are a racist with an aire of superiority. euro-trash. You got a lot of nerve.

      • LOTD

        @Lyndia – I’m a REALIST , go away, this has nothing to do with your tribe!!! I speak the truth and you can’t handle the “truff”.

  • Lyndia

    I be spending so much time on my back I be out of touch with reality. Most times I be talking trash other times my mouth be full so’s I can’t talk.

    Forgive my species, forgive my tribe, forgive me. I have seen the light, the light is white.

  • behemoth

    @LOTD -Let me explain something Miller is not gypsy name,so if u so educated ,they not european , dont cry about euro thras..who are u NATIVE AMERICAN???SO stop with ur f%$#@g comments coz u ar part of euro trash to…….

    • LOTD

      Hey c@ck-suck – Let ME explain something to you – if you want to argue, please learn proper grammar how to spell first!!!

  • Albaster White

    If I had a single dollar every time they wrote an article about these cauasinnigan I have a billion dollars.

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