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updated: 8/5/2013 4:44 PM

Bloomingdale brothers face more charges in burglaries

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  • Nicholas Panoski

    Nicholas Panoski

  • Frank Panoski

    Frank Panoski


Two Bloomingdale brothers suspected in a smash-and-grab burglary spree last month in Schaumburg were charged Monday with additional burglaries in their hometown.

Nicholas Panoski, 18, and Frank Panoski, 17, are accused of throwing rocks through windows at seven Bloomingdale businesses and making off with cash or other valuables between June 4 and July 19.

"Many times, they got nothing," Bloomingdale police Cmdr. John Krueger said Monday.

Krueger said the teens were identified through a tip from Downers Grove officers based on an alert put out by Bloomingdale police to surrounding law enforcement agencies. He said Bloomingdale officers met with the teens last week and then forwarded information to Schaumburg police, who arrested the brothers Thursday on commercial burglary charges stemming from 11 cases in that jurisdiction.

In Bloomingdale, the suspects targeted hair salons and restaurants, as well as a building at the Bloomingdale Golf Course on Glen Ellyn Road, Krueger said.

"There are other towns that have interviewed these two, as well, and this pattern fits many commercial burglaries in other jurisdictions," Krueger said, adding additional charges may be pending elsewhere. "They admitted to all seven (burglaries) of ours."

Bloomingdale police arrested the Panoskis, who were free on bond in the Schaumburg cases, on Monday at their home on the 200 block of Oakwood Lane.

They were charged with one count each of commercial burglary and taken to DuPage County jail on $30,000 bail, according to police.

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