Friday, September 21, 2012

Garfield Ridge Theft Victims Get Property Back; Tip Leads Police to Pawn Shop

Eight Garfield Ridge residents who left their vehicles unlocked and were then victimized by thieves in the early morning hours of Wednesday, September 19 received their property back after police arrested a 24-year-old man and two 17-year-old boys as they allegedly tried to sell recently stolen items at EZPAWN, 4338 South Pulaski.

Michael Rocher
Michael Rocher, 24, of the Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, is scheduled to appear in Cook County Circuit Court First Municipal District Branch 48, 151 West 51st Street, on Wednesday, September 26.

Also appearing will be a 17-year-old boy from West Elsdon and a 17-year-old boy from Hammond, Indiana.

The trio allegedly entered at least eight cars and other vehicles from 51st to 54th Streets, Austin to Merrimac. According to police, the three were walking up and down streets, searching for unlocked cars, trucks and vans.

Police said the trio stole a number of items from the unlocked vehicles. Some of those items are a Garmin NĂ¼vi GPS navigator, a Magellan Roadmate GPS navigator, a Cobra Laser 360 radar detector, an Alpine stereo face plate, a Sirius XM receiver, and a Kodak EASYSHARE digital camera.

Police said the case broke open when they received a tip that the three were attempting to sell the items at EZPAWN.

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