Busted! Citizens capture 4-time burglar after he breaks into Wrigleyville home, cops say

Two men detain Delvon McCune near Roscoe and Clifton streets after he allegedly burglarized a nearby home. | Facebook; CPD

Two men sprang into action this week and detained a four-time convicted burglar who allegedly broke into a Wrigleyville home moments earlier.

Delvon McCune, 28, is charged with burglary and battery in the case. A judge ordered him held in lieu of $150,000 bail.

McCune was released from prison on Nov. 27 after he served half of a 75-month sentence for burglarizing a Boystown home in Sept. 2016.

Around 4:30 p.m. Monday, Mar. 16, a man told police that he found McClune in his home, chased him outside, and caught him on the 1100 block of West Roscoe. A second man then joined in to help the alleged victim hold onto McClune. 

A passerby captured their efforts in photos shared on Facebook: “These guys are heroes,” the witness said in their online post. “I love this neighborhood…We are dealing with things so much bigger right now anyway.”

Police arrived and took McClune into custody.

In Sept. 2016, a woman called police after she saw McClune trying to enter an apartment from the fire escape of her building on the 800 block of West Aldine.

Cops caught McClune a few minutes later as he carried a bag full of proceeds from other break-ins: A Macbook Air; an iPhone; two Macbooks; an iPad; various credit cards issued to other people, and jewelry.

Judge Vincent Gaughan sentenced him to a 75-month prison term in Oct. 2017.  McClune was released in November after receiving credit for time served in jail awaiting trial and Illinois’ standard 50% prison sentence reduction for good behavior.

His previous prison sentences include six years for burglary in 2012 and two concurrent six-year terms for burglary in 2011.

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