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Two men charged with breaking into cars in Aurora

Two men face felony charges after officers caught them with electronics stolen from vehicles in west suburban Aurora early Sunday, police said.

Diego E. Jimenez, 19; and Javier Ucles Jr., 18, are charged with three counts each of motor vehicle burglary for the break-ins that happened about 2 a.m. near Florida and Hammond avenues, according to Aurora police.

Officers responding to a call of “suspicious activity” found Jimenez and Ucles with a car stereo, and a purse with cash and other items inside, police said.

The officers traced the items back to a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Florida, and then found other stolen items in a yard near Ucles’ home in the 500 block of Florida, police said.

Among the other items were a camera and photography equipment worth about $3,000, police said. The camera had photos of a young boy’s birthday party, and the officers were able to track the owner by looking at other saved photos, police said.

Ucles was ordered held on a $21,000 bond at a Monday hearing, according to the Kane County sheriff’s office. Bond information was not immediately available for Jimenez, who lives in the 300 block of Michigan Avenue in Aurora, police said.