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Antioch car burglary victim tracks two suspects

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Martin R. Conner

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Updated: May 14, 2013 2:27AM

ANTIOCH — The victim of a car burglary followed the suspects to another home and called police who arrested two 18 year olds.

Jordan Mallegni of 1009 Timber Lake Drive, and Conner Martin of 811 Timber Lake Drive, were both charged with two counts of burglary, a Class 2 felony, Police Chief Craig Somerville said Thursday,

On March 11, police were dispatched to the 1100 block of Oak Shore Lane for a burglary to a homeowner’s vehicle. The homeowner said he saw two male subjects rifling through his vehicle and followed them to another home just over a half-mile away. He gave police an address, a good description of their clothing and items removed from the car.

Officers went to that address and they were able to see through an uncovered window that the two suspects inside matched the description. The homeowners let police inside and allowed them to search the residence. They located the missing items from the victim’s vehicle and several other items that did not belong to the victim.

Somerville said residents in the subdivisions of Red Wing, Neuhaven and Clublands who have had portable electronic devices removed from their vehicles within the last two years should contact Antioch Police Department Investigations at (847) 395-8585, extension. 114.

“This case is an example of the combined efforts of an alert and concerned citizen, and the quick and thorough actions of the responding officers,” Somerville said. “It’s what our Neighborhood Watch is all about. Anyone seeking more information about the watch group can check our Web site at,” he said.

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