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updated: 6/20/2014 4:52 PM

Cicero man charged in Palatine burglary spree

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A Cook County judge set bond at $100,000 Friday for a 24-year-old Cicero man charged with burglarizing four Palatine businesses in January.

Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Elizabeth Brogan said Vantrell Jackson, of the 2500 block of S. 59th Ave., is charged with burglaries at a grocery store in the 1600 block of N. Baldwin Road, a nail salon and a pizza parlor in the 700 block of Palatine Road, and a restaurant in the 0-100 block of Bothwell Street.

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Prosecutors say all the burglaries were committed between 1:49 and 3:30 a.m. on Jan. 29. According to authorities, $2,000 was stolen from the restaurant, a TV and $200 were stolen from the nail salon and an iPad from the pizza parlor.

Video surveillance from the restaurant and grocery store showed someone carrying a backpack and wearing a partial mask, black gloves, jacket and hat, Brogan said. The surveillance images matched a description of the suspect observed at the other businesses, Brogan

Police also found a partial footprint near the grocery store, she said.

Palatine detectives learned Jackson had been arrested previously by Wheeling police for a jewelry store burglary, Brogan said. At that time, Wheeling police searched Jackson's home and found clothes matching those seen in the surveillance video and a TV and iPad which had identification numbers matching the items stolen during the Palatine robberies, Brogan said. Police also recovered shoes with tread matching the partial footprint found at the scene, she said.

Jackson, who had been out on bond in the Wheeling case, was arrested Thursday by Palatine police.

Jackson's background includes a 2011 conviction for aggravated assault and a 2010 conviction for delivering marijuana, Brogan said. He was also sentenced to four years in prison for a 2007 burglary and two years in prison for a 2008 burglary.

If convicted, Jackson faces three to seven years in prison. He next appears in court July 9.

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