2:27 PM EDT, April 15, 2012
Three Chicago teens have been charged with burglary in Crestwood after police from eight suburban departments and Cook County pursued them Friday afternoon.
Someone called police about a home burglary in the 5000 block of West 137th Street in Crestwood about 2:20 p.m. Friday.
Responding officers learned four suspects ran east through the neighborhood and caught one from the group almost immediately, according to a release from the Crestwood Police Department.
Police started looking for the other three. K-9 units from Oak Lawn, Countryside, Palos Hills and Alsip and a helicopter from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office helped, according to the release.
Officers from Palos Heights, Midlothian and Robbins also assisted with the search.
People who saw the teens running and told police, who caught them and found some of their loot, according to the release.
Tabius Little, 17, of the 5900 block of South Calumet Avenue in Chicago and Eugene White, 19, of the 7200 block of South Bennett Avenue, were each charged with residential burglary and possession of a stolen vehicle--a 1995 Jeep Cherokee. In a bond hearing midday today, Cook County Criminal Court Judge Edward Harmening ordered Little held on $125,00 bail and White held on $75,000.
A 14-year-old was also charged with residential burglary and a fourth suspect who wasn’t caught will be facing charges, according to police.
It’s not clear why they were charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, and police from Crestwood weren’t available early Sunday morning.
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