Tip: It’s not easy to run away from cops while carrying $4,500 worth of coats

Paul Fox | CPD

Prosecutors filed burglary charges against a man who allegedly stole more than $4,500 worth of merchandise from a Lincoln Square store over the weekend.

Police said someone used a pry bar and a rock to break the front glass of a store on the 4700 block of North Lincoln around 1:50 a.m. Saturday. A CPD report identified the store as Gearheads.

Officers saw a suspect running from the area in a bright orange jacket and chased after him, prosecutors said. According to Assistant State’s Attorney Patrick Ferrell, the man jumped over several fences in the 2300 block of West Giddings before police found him hiding under a porch with $4,528 worth of high-end coats scattered around.

Cops searched the area for a possible accomplice but never located anyone else.

Prosecutors charged Paul Fox, 18, with felony burglary. His public defender said he has been out of work for a few weeks and lives with friends.

Judge Susana Ortiz released Fox on his own recognizance and ordered him to stay in the house from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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