Hundreds of stolen items from Lincoln Park home displayed
Theft victim Jeremy Treister looks over some of the over 150 bicycles allegedly stolen by 32-year-old Jicheng Liu over a two-year period and found by police March 13th in his Lincoln Park home and in four storage units. The bicycles, along with hundreds of items valued at about $500,000 including about 70 golf club sets, 100 strollers, 500 packages and over 70 garage door remotes used in the robberies, are on display this week for recovery by victims who can prove ownership at the Chicago Police Department Town Hall (19th) District Station, 850 W. Addison St.. (Michael Tercha, Chicago Tribune / March 26, 2012)
The items were recovered from a Lincoln Park apartment recently after police executed search warrants and arrested Jicheng Liu, 32, who was charged with a felony for his role in the operation, and felony cyber-stalking, authorities said.
Liu is suspected of running an elaborate fencing operation and found truckloads of high-end, stolen merchandise, officials said.
Following a months-long joint investigation by the Chicago Police Department, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Cook County state’s attorney’s office, Liu was arrested earlier this month after authorities executed a warrant on a home in the 1700 block of West Altgeld Street and confiscated truckloads of merchandise believed to have been stolen.
Anyone who has been the victim of a garage or vehicle burglary on the city's north side dating back to 2010 is encouraged to attend and identify the stolen items, police said. Receipts and or proof of ownership will be required to claim property, police said.
Anyone who believes their items may have been stolen can go to the Town Hall District station, 850 West Addison St., to view the items from Monday, March 26 to Friday, March 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday people can go to the station from 8 a.m. to Noon, officials said.