Teens stole from cop car: Prosecutors

July 22, 2013|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

A Bronzeville teenager was arrested Thursday morning for breaking into a Chicago police car and stealing gear from it, county prosecutors said.

Clarence Williams, 17, of the 2700 block of South Dearborn Street, was arrested in his home and charged with burglary Thursday morning after a building custodian found two Chicago Police Department backpacks near the residence's trash area and notified police, according to court records. The police report said a second, 19-year-old offender is also responsible, but was not brought into custody.

The car was off-duty, police officials said, and parked at 3040 South Michigan, near the CPD headquarters, when the offenders allegedly broke into the vehicle by smashing a rear passenger window. The offenders stole a gas mask, a bulletproof vest, and a computer from the car, the report said.

Williams appeared at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse Friday afternoon and was held on $50,000 bond.

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