Police make arrest in Naperville hospital burglary

Tribune reporter

A man who allegedly stole from patients and workers at a Naperville hospital has been charged with burglary after using a stolen credit card to buy gas and cigarettes.

Naperville police responded Thursday afternoon to a call of a theft at Edward Hospital, 801 S. Washington St., according to a news release.

Officials at the hospital had discovered that a man had stolen items from employees and patients and had fled the hospital in a maroon 1998 Ford Explorer, police said.

The vehicle was registered to Tyrese K. Watson, 27, of the 5900 block of South Throop Street in Chicago, police said.

After fleeing the hospital, police said Watson drove to a gas station in the area of Washington Street and Gartner Road inm Naperville and purchased cigarettes and gasoline.

According to the release, an investigation later traced Watson to the 7300 block of South Cicero Avenue in Bedford Park, where police observed him on video surveillance using stolen credit cards to purchase gift cards.

Watson was eventually apprehended and stolen proceeds from the burglary were found in his vehicle, police said.

Watson was charged with burglary and was taken to DuPage County Jail for a bond hearing.

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