Prosecutors: Man burglarized Boystown Walgreens because he “couldn’t afford anything”

A Chicago man is charged with trying to burglarize a Walgreens in Boystown of more than $3,000 worth of merchandise because he couldn’t afford anything in the store, prosecutors said.

Police responded to the store at 3646 North Broadway around 2:15 a.m. on February 25 after a security monitoring service saw someone break through the front door via a surveillance camera feed.

Imer Resumovic and the Walgreens at 3646 North Broadway. | CPD; Google

When officers arrived, they saw Imer Resumovic, 34, breaking glass inside the store with a hammer, prosecutors said. According to the allegations, he saw the cops, dropped the hammer on the counter, and ran to the back of the store.

Police said they found him hiding under a sink with a book bag containing $3,169 worth of Apple products, liquor, and cigarettes.

According to prosecutors, Resumovic visited the store earlier in the week and “he was angry because he couldn’t afford anything.” Resumovic told police he planned to sell the merchandise to make money, prosecutors alleged.

Judge Charles Beach released Resumovic on his own recognizance.

Update February 28, 2022 — Resumovic received a sentence of two years probation and 30 hours of community service from Judge Michael Hood after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors, according to court records.

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