Six people charged in Oak Brook Macy’s thefts

Six people have been charged with stealing merchandise in a pair of burglaries -- one netting more than $10,000 in goods — at the Oak Brook Macy’s store.

In one incident, authorities allege that Nicolas Paillacan-Bravo, 20; and David Saez-Vega, 34; took a pair of suitcases from the Macy’s store and used a magnet to remove security tags from 54 items they placed in the suitcase, according to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office. The two men, both of Chile and staying in Chicago, had about $10,150 worth of merchandise in the suitcases when they were arrested by police around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday outside the Macy’s store, authorities said. Both individuals were charged with one count each of burglary and retail theft.

Four other individuals are charged in connection with a retail theft at the same Macy’s store around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. In that incident, authorities said four individuals — two men and two women — entered the store and went to the Tommy Hilfiger section where the two women selected merchandise and then took the items to the second floor where they also selected shoes. The two women entered the fitting room, put on the clothing and shoes and left the store with the two men without paying for the merchandise, valued at about $927, authorities said.

Elvis Rodriguez-Rubio, 28; Gabriela Salzar-Vasquez, 30; Victor Sevilla-Arteaga, 33; and Danielis Vasquez-Arteaga, 27, all of Venezuela and staying in Countryside, were all charged with one count each of burglary and retail theft.

A motion to detain the six individuals was denied during a first-appearance court hearing on Wednesday.

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