Man charged in Pizzano's purse-theft

September 10, 2013|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

Police caught a suburban man trying to steal a purse from a woman eating dinner at Pizzano's Pizza and Pasta in the Loop, county prosecutors said Tuesday.

Jason Winkelbauer, 32, of Lansing, Ill., was arrested Sunday evening after police officers saw him running through the Loop carrying a purse that belong to a woman who was eating dinner in the pizzeria's outdoor seating area, prosecutors said.

A witness told police officers that Winkelbauer had walked by the seating area, scooped the purse off the ground, and ran down an alley off Monroe Street, according to the police report.

Winkelbauer was brought to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse Tuesday afternoon and ordered held on $100,000 bond.

Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye's Facebook page.

RedEye Chicago Articles
|
|
|