Men Caught Unloading Over $60,000 in Stolen Laundry Detergent: Police

A semi-trailer was stolen from Bolingbrook, tracked to Oak Forest and ultimately found in Orland Park, where police caught the men unloading the contents.

Omar Daraghma and Theaier Kartoum. Credit: Orland Park Police Department
Omar Daraghma and Theaier Kartoum. Credit: Orland Park Police Department

A Justice man and a Burbank man are facing felony charges after police found them while unloading $60,000 in stolen detergent, according to a release from the Orland Park Police Department.

Omar Daraghma, 30, of the 8000 block of Thomas Street in Justice, and Theaier Kartoum, 25, of the 7900 block of Nagle Avenue in Burbank, were each charged with theft and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Both are Class 2 felonies.

Police were called Saturday to the 15500 block of 70th Court about a stolen semi-trailer that was found around 10 a.m. A Bolingbrook-based trucking company told the Oak Forest Police Department that a trailer was stolen from them and was in the Oak Forest area, according to the release.

Oak Forest officers tracked the trailer to a lot on 70th Court in Orland Park, where they found Daraghma and Kartoum unloading the trailer, police said. The men said they were paid $100 to unload the truck, but wouldn’t say who hired them, according to the release.

The trailer’s owner said it was seen on video surveillance being driven off the lot on Saturday around 12:50 a.m. The trailer was attached to a white 2004 Freightliner tractor belonging to a Darien resident who said it was parked it on Frontage Road in Bolingbrook on Friday, police said.

The Bolingbrook Police Department and the Illinois State Police Tri-County Auto Theft Unit also investigated the case.

Daraghma and Kartoum were in court Monday morning in Bridgeview, where Judge Daniel Peters gave them the option of $50,000 bail with electronic home monitoring, or $20,000 bail, police said.

They are scheduled to be in court next on Feb. 18.

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Alla Abdelrahman February 02, 2014 at 12:30 AM
Fuck u bro for says Arabs at it again he was a good man that got caught up in all of this bull shit! He was just trying to make easy money
Moe February 11, 2014 at 06:23 PM
Some dude payed them to unload the truck
KMK February 11, 2014 at 10:46 PM
oh well next time say no!!
Arthur Huff February 12, 2014 at 06:17 PM
Alla, He got "caught up" in trying to "make easy money"? That's what we like to call committing a crime. I don't care why he did it, what matters is that he did it. And thankfully he got caught.
Moe February 15, 2014 at 02:58 PM
Got caught unloading it I don't think they stole it some dude paid them to unload how are they supposed to know it's stolen


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