Lakeview burglar had forged postal service key, 97 pieces of mail when cops arrested him: Chicago police report

CHICAGO — Prosecutors say a Lakeview man was found carrying 97 pieces of mail, a counterfeit U.S. Postal Service master key, and other items when Chicago police stopped him for a warrant investigation.

Imer Resumovic, 37, is currently on probation for burglarizing a Walgreens in the 3600 block of North Broadway two years ago.

CPD officers spotted him less than 100 yards from that store around 11:30 p.m. on January 12 and recognized him as someone with an outstanding warrant, according to his arrest report.

As the cops patted him down, they allegedly found a forgery of an “arrow key” that mail carriers use to open mailboxes on their routes. He was also carrying 97 pieces of “unsuccessfully delivered” mail addressed to buildings in the 700 block of West Addison and the 3600 block of North Pine Grove, according to the police report. Resumovic lives on that block of Pine Grove.

Officials said that he also had five debit and credit cards in other people’s names and a fictitious ID bearing the name and address of a person who lives in the 800 block of West Grace.

Prosecutors charged him with possessing a fraudulent ID card, unlawful possession of a credit card, unlawful use of a knife, and possessing a controlled substance.

Judge Barbara Dawson released him on the new charges but kept him in custody for the probation violation. He remains jailed as of this report.

Imer Resumovic | Chicago Police Department

In March 2021, Chicago police responded to the Walgreens at 3646 North Broadway after the store’s security service saw someone break through the front door around 2:15 a.m.

When officers arrived, they saw Resumovic breaking glass inside the store with a hammer, prosecutors said. He ran when he saw police, but the cops said they found him hiding under a sink with a book bag containing $3,169 worth of liquor, cigarettes, and Apple products.

During his initial bail hearing, prosecutors said Resumovic had 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.

Resumovic received a sentence of two years probation and 30 hours of community service from Judge Michael Hood in December 2021. Less than six months later, prosecutors filed a violation of probation petition, and Resumovic stopped showing up for court, according to the clerk of court records. A warrant has been out for his arrest since March 2023.

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