Two charged with burglarizing Near North weed dispensary, Xfinity store

Two men who allegedly tried to burglarize a Near North cannabis dispensary on Sunday are also charged with breaking into a nearby Xfinity store after police noticed one of them was wearing a pair of the cable company’s promotional sunglasses.

Curtis Evans | CPD

Curtis Evans, 60, and Sean Jackson, 48, are each charged with burglary, attempted burglary, and possession of burglary tools.

Police responded to a burglary call at Windy City Cannabis, 923 West Weed, around 12:25 a.m. Sunday, according to CPD. Evans and Jackson were arrested nearby.

Later on Sunday, police were dispatched to take a burglary report at an Xfinity store that’s located near the dispensary, according to prosecutors. Cops reviewed surveillance video from the store and recognized the burglars as Evans and Jackson.

Detectives also noted that Evans was wearing a pair of Xfinity promotional sunglasses when police arrested him near the dispensary, prosecutors said.

Sean Jackson | CPD

Employees at Xfinity told police the burglars took two audio speakers and items from the store’s promotional material storage room, according to the state. Evans and Jackson were allegedly wearing the same clothes as the Xfinity burglars when they were arrested.

Prosecutors said Evans has two pending felony cases — one stemming from an April burglary and the other for unlawful use of a weapon in Skokie. He was released on recognizance bonds both times, according to prosecutors. He has 11 felony convictions, mostly for theft, retail theft, and burglary.

Judge Charles Beach ordered Evans held without bail for violating the terms of bond in the two pending cases. Beach set Evans’ bail in the new burglary at $70,000 and ordered him to go on to electronic monitoring if he posts a $7,000 deposit bond.

Jackson, who has not had a felony conviction since 2006, was released on his own recognizance with a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew.

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