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Teen accused of stealing CTA signs from station

  • Francisco Vazquez, CPD handout
Francisco Vazquez, CPD handout
December 05, 2013|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

A teen was arrested Tuesday at his Cicero home and charged with burglary after he was accused of stealing Chicago Transit Authority items from the Logan Square Blue Line Station.

Francisco Vazquez, 18, was allegedly caught on video surveillance at the CTA station aiding another individual breaking into a station kiosk and stealing a CTA radio, among other items, on Nov. 24. Information on Vazquez's co-defendant was not immediately available.

According to county court records, Vazquez served as lookout for his companion, who entered the kiosk without permission using a special key and removed two sets of CTA keys, one radio, four CTA signs and two safety vests. When police searched Vazquez's home they found five missing CTA signs and one Adlake lock, according to the police report.

Vazquez was brought to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse Thursday afternoon and released on a $5,000 I-bond with electronic home monitoring conditions.

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