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.
Jeorgio Solis / photo from Chicago Police
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.