Updated: November 15, 2012 6:46AM
Two Chicago men have been arrested for breaking into three homes in Palos Heights in the past month.
Palos Heights detectives developed information regarding the identity and vehicle of those suspected of being involved in the burglaries and, on Tuesday, officers observed the two men driving in a white Ford pickup truck in the 12200 block of Cheyenne Drive, according to a police news release.
Officers stopped the truck, driven by Christopher J. Carter, 20, and they saw a jewelry box in the bed of the truck, as well as several pieces of jewelry on the inside of the vehicle. Carter was armed with a replica 9 mm pellet gun and his driver’s license had been suspended, police said.
Carter, of the 600 block of West Vermont Street, and Tyrone Hughes, 22, of the 4100 block of South Prairie Avenue, were taken into custody, and detectives obtained a search warrant for the truck. Numerous proceeds, as well as a loaded nine-shot revolver, were recovered, the release said.
Hughes and Carter both were charged with three counts of residential burglary. Carter also was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
Police said some of the proceeds recovered had been taken in Frankfort burglaries. Both men were turned over to Frankfort police, where additional charges for residential burglary were approved.