Uptown man committed 6 burglaries at apartment buildings and businesses last month, prosecutors say

Josue Vasquez (Chicago Police Department, Multiplottr)

CHICAGO — An Uptown man faces charges for allegedly breaking into six apartments, apartment buildings, and businesses on the North Side last month.

Prosecutors said Josue Vasquez, 25, came face-to-face with one of his victims as he burglarized their apartment in the 4100 block of North Sheridan around 4 a.m. on May 18. He ran out after the confrontation.

He is also accused of committing two burglaries in the same building in the 1300 block of West Wilson around 6:45 a.m. on May 11. Prosecutors said he used a screwdriver to pry open the back door of an apartment complex. He then forced his way into the mailroom and a bike storage room to steal packages and an electric scooter, according to court filings.

Vasquez allegedly burglarized a coffee shop in the same building that morning, too.

Prosecutors said he burglarized a building in the 600 block of West Patterson around 11:20 p.m. on May 23. Two days later, he stole packages from a building in the 500 block of West Aldine, taking them to a stairwell where he “opened them one by one,” according to a complaint.

The next afternoon, Vasquez allegedly slipped through a window to burglarize an apartment in the 1000 block of West Dakin.

Police used surveillance video to identify Vasquez and link him to the crimes, according to court filings.

He is charged with burglary, two counts of residential burglary, and three counts of burglary without causing damage. Judge Shauna Boliker detained Vasquez, noting that he was already on probation for a gun conviction.

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