Man who burglarized 2 Wrigleyville bars had IDs and credit cards belonging to six people, police say

CHICAGO — Prosecutors say a man caught burglarizing two Wrigleyville bars this week was carrying six wallets belonging to other people when Chicago cops arrested him about a block from Wrigley Field.

Officers went to the area after a supervisor at Slugger’s World Class Sports Bar, 3540 North Clark, called 911 around 5 a.m. on Monday, February 5. They reported receiving a burglary alert and said they saw a prowler inside the business on a remote camera feed.

Police units surrounded the bar, and they were waiting when Tommie Hoskins, 29, walked out of the bar’s side entrance, according to his CPD arrest report. Officers said Hoskins ran, but they chased him down and took him into custody in the 3400 block of North Clark.

Hoskins forced his way through a vent to gain access to the bar, police said. The report said he had an iPad, a bag containing “miscellaneous items,” and six wallets containing IDs and credit cards from various people.

Tommie Hoskins (Chicago Police Department, Google)

Prosecutors say he also burglarized HVAC, another bar directly across the street from Slugger’s.

Court records show the wallets contained IDs and driver’s licenses issued to women by New York, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Illinois, as well as credit cards, a Social Security card, and other documents.

He is charged with two counts of burglary, four counts of identity theft, and one count of misdemeanor theft of lost or mislaid property.

Judge Barbara Dawkins released him to await trial.

Wrigleyville bars have reported rashes of burglaries since last autumn.

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