After a van smashed through the front of a West Side clothing store early Wednesday, 20 people swarmed inside, stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of designer jeans in less than three minutes.
Burglars have hit another Louis Vuitton store in the suburbs, two months after a similar smash-and-grab at the Vuitton store in Oakbrook netted $120,000 in high-end bags and merchandise for the culprits.
Daunta Head, 46, allegedly burglarized several homes — mostly garden apartments and multi-unit buildings — throughout Lake View between July and November, according to Chicago Police.
Edwin Torres and Maria Baez, both 31, face one felony count each of burglary, police said in a statement. Baez is also charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer, also a felony.
The busy season for home burglaries is now. While people ship presents and travel for the holidays, burglaries spike.
Burglars crashed a stolen minivan into a high-end shop in west suburban Aurora Tuesday morning, making off with more than $40,000 worth of merchandise and causing more than $20,000 in damage.
Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner came to the defense of one of his most prominent black supporters on Sunday; after Pastor Corey Brooks’ church was vandalized, and his life allegedly was threatened.
The boy–whose name was withheld by police due to his age–faces seven felony counts of burglary and one felony count of possession of a stolen vehicle, in addition to 12 misdemeanors including DUI, reckless driving and theft.
Chicago police said 35-year-old Anna Straus, 36-year-old Glowacka Xagniezska, 41-year-old Damian Duitlow, and 50-year-old Ian Kowolski each face one count of felony theft and one count of felony burglary. A fifth suspect, 31-year-old Andrzej Debinski, has been charged with a felony count of possession of a fraudulent ID card.
Three young men have been arrested for allegedly stealing $20,000 worth of high-end bicycles and accessories from a small shop along the Chicago Lakefront Trail.
A high-end fashion boutique was burglarized in the Gold Coast neighborhood on the Near North Side early Monday.
Police believe the three are responsible for a 16-month string of burglaries from Little Village homes, businesses, and garages.
A man and woman were charged with breaking into a northwest suburban church and causing several thousand dollars’ of damage in Crystal Lake early Thursday.
It happened at around 4:30 a.m. Monday near Wabash and Harrison. Within seconds, owners say the criminal swiped $2,000. The owners think the same guy also broke in two weeks ago and stole $3,000.
Two felons have joined five other defendants in a major racketeering case targeting an Outfit-connected crew accused of home invasions, armed robberies, burglaries, insurance fraud, prostitution, arson and a plot to murder a witness.
A thief with a taste for cash was caught in the act by a surveillance camera at a Lakeview restaurant.
Around 4:30 a.m., police responded to a burglar alarm at the Best Buy in the Hancock Center, at 800 N. Michigan Av. Officers discovered a broken window, and searched the building, discovering an unknown number of cell phones had been stolen.
The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office says 26-year-old Chanel Lakatosz of Norridge, Illinois, was found unresponsive Tuesday morning in her cell at the Justice Center in Syracuse.
Authorities in New York said the four also were suspects in other crimes in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and New York City.
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