Four people are accused of stealing electronics from Best Buy stores in Orland Park and Chicago.
Prosecutors have authorized one count of felony retail theft and one court of misdemeanor retail theft for Sharon D. Bragg, 49, of the 6200 block of Macon Street in Decatur, IL; Lamar F. Carter, 44, of the 600 block of Hamlin Avenue in Chicago; and Belinda Williams, 54, of the 4300 block of Le Moyne Street in Chicago, according to Orland Park police. A fourth person, Johnny O. Patrick, 55, of the 1100 block of Hannah Avenue in Forest Park, was charged with misdemeanor retail theft.
The four allegedly took electronics and used an aluminum foil-lined purse on Feb. 17 from Best Buy, 15854 S. La Grange Rd., according to police.
Two of the charged, Bragg and Williams, told police they stole seven items from the Orland Park location. According to a Orland Park police report, the items recovered police include a Toshiba Satellite laptop, a Logitech Harmony Touch Remote, and five Texas Instruments calculators. The total value of all the electronics is $1219.93.
Some of the accused also admitted to working with at least two other people to steal electronics from two Chicago Best Buy locations, according to the report. The charges brought by Orland Park police related to the local incident.
A search of a car used by Bragg uncovered the stolen merchandise, as well as rolls of heavy-duty aluminum foil, and an aluminum foil-lined purse, according to the report.
All four were booked and taken to the Cook County Courthouse for a bond hearing on Feb. 18.
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