Wednesday, November 12, 2014

GARAGE BANNED: 22 Cars Burglarized, Arrests Made

Image: Mission Mission
Twenty-two vehicles were broken into at a parking garage near Belmont and Sheffield Tuesday morning. Two suspects are in custody thanks to the efforts of an Illinois Masonic Medical Center security guard.

And, just before 2AM today, another man was arrested in the parking garage. Detained for trespassing, he just happens to be on parole for robbery. Now, what would a robbery parolee be doing in the area of Belmont and Sheffield at 2AM?

Police were called to the parking garage at 3130 Sheffield, near the Vic Theater, at 8:30 yesterday morning. They found two burglary suspects being detained on the third floor by a Masonic guard. A third suspect is believed to have escaped.

One arrestee lives near the Howard Red Line station while the other lives on the city's south side. They were taken in for criminal damage to a vehicle and criminal trespass to a vehicle while officers waited to hear from the other 20 victims. CPD cases HX502939 and HX502988. Should you be one of the victims, you may refer to those case numbers when you file your report.

The parking garage has had on-going issues with car break-ins, according to an employee of the nearby Hertz Rent-A-Car.
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