Burglar ripped through a brick wall to access cellular store inventory: Chicago police report

Tommie Cage (Chicago Police Department)

CHICAGO — An industrious burglar broke through a brick wall and a security gate to enter a cellular store on the West Side, Chicago police say.

Prosecutors say Tommie Cage, 40, of Westchester, took $15,000 worth of phones and about $2,900 in cash from the store in the 4800 block of West Madison on March 7. Chicago police tracked one of the stolen phones, which pinged inside Cage’s car, to locate Cage in Oak Park later the same day, according to his CPD arrest report.

Cage forced his way through an iron security gate, broke through a brick wall, and tore down a layer of drywall to enter the store, according to a felony complaint.

Police said they recovered $2,786 in cash when they arrested him.

Judge Susana Ortiz released him to await trial on felony charges of burglary and criminal damage to property.

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