Student Charged With Burglaries, Theft From DePaul Dorms

Barrett-Rao via Facebook

A 19-year-old DePaul University student is charged with two counts of burglary and one count of theft in connection with burglaries of dorm rooms on the school’s Lincoln Park campus.

Police arrested Dillon Barrett-Rao at DePaul last week after one of his alleged victims reported that he failed to make payments of restitution as he promised in a written contract and admission of guilt.

The victim in that case told police that Barrett-Rao approached her on March 27 and admitted to taking a gold MacBook, an iPad mini, and a bottle of perfume from her dorm room in the 2300 block of N. Clifton on March 23.

Barrett-Rao via Cook County Sheriff’s Office

Police say Barret-Rao returned the perfume but he has not returned the other items or made any attempt to compensate the 18-year-old victim.

Barrett-Rao is also charged with stealing an LG tablet, an iPod, Klipsch ear buds, a pair of Timberland boots, Lacoste shoes, Ralph Lauren shoes, a lighter, and a Ralph Lauren sweater from an 18-year-old student’s dorm room in the same complex on March 19.

A third student accused Barrett-Rao of taking unspecified property from the victim’s dorm room in the 2300 block of N. Clifton on March 19.

Him again.

Bail for Barrett-Rao is set at $100,000 in the DePaul cases.

Court records in Jackson County, Illinois, show that the alleged thief is free on $15,000 bond while he awaits trial in a felony residential burglary on the Southern Illinois University-Carbondale campus last October.

Separately, Barrett-Rao was charged on March 13 with shoplifting and being a minor in possession of alcohol after he allegedly took a $35 bottle of Ciroc Berry Vodka from an Old Town Jewel-Osco. The case is pending.

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