Man was part of crew that burglarized pricey Loop steakhouse three times: prosecutors

Avery Carpenter is charged with burglarizing Prime & Provisions twice. | Chicago Police Department; Yelp!

CHICAGO — Just one day after Chicago police warned the public about a group of burglars who had broken into a Loop business three times, officers made an arrest in the case.

Avery Carpenter, 25, is charged with breaking into Prime & Provisions, a high-end steakhouse at 222 North LaSalle, two times. He has not been charged with a third burglary at the same location.

Police said two or three men broke through the windows and doors of a business in the 200 block of North LaSalle and stole computer equipment and bottles of alcohol. Break-ins were reported at 2 a.m. on November 29, 6:27 a.m. on December 8, and 5:16 a.m. on January 4.

CPD did not identify the business by name, but it is listed as Prime & Provisions in police and court records.

Cops patrolling the Jackson Red Line station saw Carpenter on a northbound train around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, the day after CPD released its alert. They recognized him as someone who had been identified as one of the burglars, according to his arrest report.

They took him into custody and charged him with two counts of burglary. Prosecutors say he participated in the December and January break-ins, taking bottles of alcohol each time.

Judge Susana Ortiz released him on electronic monitoring.

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