Two charged with South Side vehicle burglaries

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John Eliers / photo from Chicago Police

John Eliers / photo from Chicago Police

Two men were arrested and charged with stealing iPhones, GPS devices and other items from cars after police saw them carrying heavy backpacks down a South Side street early Tuesday.

Jeorgio Solis and John Eiliers, both 21, were each charged with four felony counts of burglary and a misdemeanor count of theft of lost or mislaid property, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

Officers responding to a call of a suspicious person near 32nd and Princeton about 4 a.m. saw Solis, of the 3200 block of South Lituanica, and Eiliers, of the 4400 block of South Shields, walking with “large, heavily-laden backpacks,” police said.

After the officers stopped the men for questioning, they found the backpacks were “chock-full” of stolen goods such as GPS devices and iPhones, police said.

Officers were able to contact multiple vehicle owners who identified their stolen items, according to police.

On Wednesday, Solis was ordered held on a $75,000 bond, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office. Eiliers is being held without bond on a separate residential burglary charge, and was given a $50,000 bond on the new charges.

Both will next appear in court Tuesday.

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