Wilmette police arrested two Chicago men who are suspected of breaking into a Wilmette home, stealing jewelry and electronics, and pawning the goods in Chicago, police reported.
Police say Syed Mujeebulla Qadri, 20, and Michael T. Rosellini, 20, entered a home in the 1500 block of Lake Avenue on Dec. 4 through an unlocked door and stole several pieces of jewelry, an Apple iPod, a “docking station”, an Apple iPhone, a digital camera and cash.
The two men pawned some of the stolen property shortly after the burglary, according to a police press release. Wilmette detectives said they traced some of those goods to a Chicago pawn shop and found additional items in the suspects’ Chicago homes.
While investigating the burglary, Wilmette detectives say they determined a third Chicago man, Liviu F. Ciuperciuc, 18, who police described as “an associated of the first two”, was in possession of a stolen car that had been taken in Chicago in an unrelated incident.
Wilmette police arrested Qadri and Rosellini in Chicago on Dec. 7, and arrested Ciuperciuc in Wilmette on the same day.
Qadri, of the 6500 block of North Francisco Avenue, Chicago, and Rosellini, of the 3300 block of West Hutchinson Street, Chicago, were charged with residential burglary. Ciuperciuc, of the 2200 block of Highland Avenue, Chicago, was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
All three men are scheduled to appear in Cook County Circuit Court in Skokie on Jan. 2 at 1:30 p.m.