Officers hovering overhead in a Chicago Police helicopter spotted a band of suspected burglars breaking through the roof of a retail clothing store on the far South Side Saturday, prosecutors said today at their bond hearing.
The five men allegedly cut a hole in the roof of J Bees Sports & Casual Wear, 1301 E. 87th Street, shortly after midnight intending to make off with merchandise, according to court documents. That’s when the patrolling police helicopter spied the alleged burglars and radioed for backup.
Leaving a bolt cutter, pick axe, sledge hammer, pry bar atop of the building, the men hid in the building’s basement until they were found by police and arrested.
Each charged with felony burglary Shawn Mondie, 18, of the 9100 block of South Burnside Avenue, Alton Jackson, 24, of the 400 block of Sibley Boulevard in Calumet City, William Curry, 21, of the 5600 block of South Lowe Avenue, Dealante Holt, 19, of the 5600 block of South Emerald Avenue, and Matthew Gibson, 19, of the 9100 block of South Brandon Avenue appeared in bond court today.
A Cook County judge assigned each of the men bond amounts ranging between $50,000 and $100,00.
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