Lakeview man burglarized apartment building mailrooms 8 times in 2 weeks: prosecutors

CHICAGO — A Lakeview man charged last month with possessing a forged postal service master key and other people’s credit cards is now accused of stealing mail and packages from apartment buildings eight times in the weeks before he was arrested.

Imer Resumovic, 37, was allegedly carrying 97 pieces of mail and a counterfeit U.S. Postal Service master key when Chicago police stopped him for a warrant investigation near Broadway and Addison on January 12. CPD said he also had five credit cards and an ID issued in other people’s names.

Prosecutors charged him with possessing burglary tools and unlawful possession of credit cards while cops investigated possible links to burglary cases in the area.

The probe resulted in the filing of eight counts of burglary against Resumovic. Prosecutors now say he used a tool or key to repeatedly enter two Uptown apartment buildings.

Imer Resumovic (Chicago Police Department)

He stole mail and packages from the buildings and, in one case, stole a bicycle and tire pump, according to the new allegations.

The charges involve burglaries of a building in the 4200 block of North Hazel on December 20, December 29, December 30, January 7, January 10, and January 12, and in the 4300 block of North Sheridan on December 28 and 29.

Officers arrested Resumovic to face burglary charges when he walked into the Town Hall (19th) District police station to pick up property the police took from him after his arrest last month. 

Judge Ankur Srivastava released him from custody the next day.

Resumovic is currently on probation for burglarizing a Walgreens near his home in March 2021. Chicago police responded to the store at 3646 North Broadway after its 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.

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