Edgewater: Apartment Complex Janitor Burglarized Six Units, Taking Jewelry, Cash, And Watches, Cops Say

Orozco | Chicago Police

It has happened again. A man who worked as an apartment building janitor burglarized apartments in the complex, taking cash and jewelry, according to prosecutors Similar charges were filed against an Uptown man in February and a Lakeview condo building maintenance worker in January.

Prosecutors say 30-year-old Eriberto Orozco accessed six apartments in the complex, located in the 6100 block of North Sheridan Road, since October. They say he took $7,000 cash from one unit. Diamond and ruby rings from another. And a Rolex watch from another.

It’s the Rolex that got him caught. According to court records, police last month determined that Orozco pawned the woman’s watch at a Northwest Side jewelry store for $1,500. After that, the cases came together quickly.

Orozco, who lives in the Irving Park neighborhood, is charged with six felony counts of burglary. Judge Sophia Atcherson ordered him held on a $10,000 deposit bond, meaning that he will need to post $1,000 to leave jail before trial.


Shambley | Chicago Police

Long-time criminal Errick Shambley, 48, has been charged with stealing packages from porches in Boystown, police said. Cops arrested him in the 800 block of West Buckingham around 1:30 p.m. on February 19. He is charged with two felony counts of burglary and one misdemeanor count of theft, according to court records.

Shambley, of the Douglas neighborhood, has been ordered held in lieu of $5,000 bail. The Boystown matter is Shambley’s 62nd criminal case in Cook County, records show. He most recently served a two-year term for stealing a woman’s purse and another person’s cellphone in 2016. His parole for the 2016 cases concluded about a week before he was arrested for the alleged package thefts.

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