Gotcha! Cops catch Wrigleyville burglar thanks to sharp-eyed neighbor, prosecutors say

Malcolm Junious | CPD

Update October 20, 2020 — Charges were dropped against Malcolm Junious after Judge Anjana Hansen found no probable cause, according to court records.

A four-time felon is facing fresh burglary charges after a sharp-eyed neighbor saw him crawl into a Wrigleyville home Friday afternoon, according to prosecutors. The witness was in their car behind the 3700 block of North Wilton when they saw a man knock on an apartment’s rear window, lift the screen, then climb into the unit around 2:30 p.m. They immediately called 911 to report the break-in.

Police arrived quickly enough to see the prowler still inside the apartment. When cops ordered him to come out the back door, he ran out the front door instead, prosecutors said. Cops arrested 27-year-old Malcolm Junious after a brief foot chase.

The witness identified Junious as the man who crawled into the apartment, according to authorities. He did not have any proceeds from the apartment when cops arrested him, though. According to prosecutors, the person who lives in the apartment does not know Junious.

Prosecutors said Junious’ criminal record includes felony convictions for theft in 2014, residential burglary in 2012; robbery in 2010; and possession of a stolen motor vehicle in 2010.

He’s now charged with felony burglary. Judge David Navarro set bail at $5,000. Junious will go home to await trial after he posts a $500 deposit bond.

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