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Markham man charged in burglary of Midlothian business

Michael Kelley  |  Phocourtesy Midlothian Police Department

Michael Kelley | Photo courtesy of Midlothian Police Department

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Updated: February 10, 2014 11:49AM



A Markham man has been charged with burglary and charges were pending against an Oak Forest man in connection with a Dec. 17 break-in at a local auto shop, Midlothian police said.

The Markham man, Michael Kelley, 44, was arrested after a traffic stop in Chicago on Saturday afternoon, Midlothian Police Chief Harold Kaufman said. Police identified Kelley after receiving anonymous tips, Kaufman said.

Police believe the Oak Forest man, who already was in custody at the Cook County Jail on residential burglary charges, also was involved in the burglary at the Tint Shop, 14654 Sawyer Ave., Midlothian. Charges against him in the residential burglary case also were still pending, Kaufman said.

The burglars broke in through the front gate and proceeded to kick in the front door, Kaufman said. Kelley and an accomplice allegedly took radios, speakers, car alarms and other electronic equipment from the business, Kaufman said.

“They took a ton of stuff,” Kaufman said, adding that the burglars later returned to grab more.

The items were not recovered after a search of Kelley’s residence, the chief said.

Contributing: Joe Biesk



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