Profession burglar caught red-handed in Lakeview, prosecutors say


Henry Chandler | CPD

A profession burglar and thief met his match this week when a sharp-eyed Chicago police sergeant noticed him breaking right into a Lakeview condo constructing, in line with prosecutors.

The cop was on patrol round 7 p.m. Tuesday when he noticed a person utilizing a software to tamper with the constructing’s entrance door at 3236 North Clark, Assistant State’s Legal professional Jocelyn Schieve.

He received out of his patrol automobile, noticed pry marks on the door, after which seemed inside to see 59-year-old Henry Chandler within the constructing vestibule placing packages right into a rubbish bag, Schieve mentioned.

Chandler allegedly paused, seemed up, made eye contact with the sergeant, dropped the bag, and began to go away the constructing. The sergeant detained him and located a screwdriver in his possession, in line with Schieve.

The plastic bag Chandler was allegedly loading contained packages that had been addressed to a number of constructing residents, she mentioned.

Chandler has seven felony convictions courting again 24 years. Most not too long ago, he acquired a 10-year sentence for housebreaking in 2011. He beforehand acquired jail sentences for housebreaking in 2007, theft in 2006 and 2005, housebreaking in 2002, and theft and housebreaking in 1996, Schieve mentioned. He additionally has seven misdemeanor convictions.

Decide Susana Ortiz set Chandler’s bail at $5,000 and ordered him to go on a 24/7 curfew if he can submit a $500 deposit bond to get out of jail.

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