Boystown Man Accused of Stealing 2 Phones On Boat Occupied By Just 5 People

Marine Unit officers arrested Jordan Lombardo on Lake Michigan Sunday evening, police said.

If you’re gonna steal two phones, you probably shouldn’t do it while you’re cruising on a boat with just four other people. But that’s what 20-year-old Boystown resident Jordan Lombardo is accused of doing.

Lombardo and four other men were on the Aqua Endeavor near Edgewater Beach when two of his fellow passengers noticed that their phones were missing around 8 p.m. Sunday, the victims said.

“Everyone met in the cockpit of the boat and searched through each other’s bags when they discovered that Lombardo was in possession of the phones,” according to police records.

The boat’s captain dropped anchor and radioed for the Chicago Police Department Marine Unit, which boarded the Aqua Endeavor and took Lombardo into custody.

Prosecutors charged Lombardo with two counts of theft. He is free on a $1,500 I-Bond.

Update September 12: A man who claims to have been on the boat insists that there were “more than 10 people” on the boat “that day.”

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