Man charged with series of Rogers Park burglaries

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Marcus Jones | Chicago Police

A man wanted in connection with several condominium burglaries on the North Side was caught early Thursday inside a building with a shopping cart full of office equipment.

Marcus Jones, 57, was charged with five counts of burglary and one count of possession of burglary tools, all felonies, according to Chicago Police.

At 1:37 a.m. on May 7, officers responding to a call of a burglary in progress in the 1500 block of West Morse found Jones inside the building, police said. He was in possession of a pry bar and had a shopping cart filled with various pieces of office equipment.

Further investigation revealed Jones, whose address was not known, was wanted in connection with several condo burglaries in the area, police said. Authorities had sent out an alert with his photo on April 29.

Detectives continue to investigate other possible victims police said.

On Friday, Jones was ordered held on a $100,000 bond, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office. He is next scheduled to appear in court Thursday.


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