Suspect in 8 Waukegan burglaries arrested

By Natalie Watts
Daily Herald correspondent
Updated 2/7/2018 7:10 PM
  • Thomas O. Anderson

    Thomas O. Anderson

A man suspected of eight burglaries in Waukegan was taken into custody early Wednesday morning.

When Waukegan officers responded to a burglary alarm at 12:15 a.m. at the Waukegan Food Mart, they found fresh footprints in the snow. Police said the footprints led to 58-year-old Thomas O. Anderson, of unincorporated Lake County, who was found hiding behind a nearby residence.

After further police investigation, Anderson was charged with burglarizing:

• The Shell station on the 3400 block of Delany Road on Jan. 4.

• Big Daddy Liquor Store on the 2800 block of Grand Avenue on Jan. 10.

• Waukegan Food Mart on the 2800 block of Sunset Avenue on Jan. 20.

• NAPA Auto Zone on the 3100 block of Grand Avenue on Jan. 22.

• NAPA Auto Zone again on Jan. 25.

• Burris Equipment on the 2200 block of North Green Bay Road on Jan. 26.

• Tobacco Shop on the 400 block of North Green Bay Road on Jan. 31.

• Waukegan Food Mart again Wednesday.

He also has been charged with criminal damage to property in Gurnee.

Anderson is being held on $200,000 bail and will appear in court at 1:30 p.m. March 7.

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