After noting on surveillance video that a man breaking into Jet's Pizza Tuesday night resembled a man they had earlier stopped for a traffic violation, Skokie police arrested Albert Ishu, 45, of the 8300 block of Lowell, Skokie.
Skokie police released the following statement:
Criminal charges have been filed against Albert Ishu in connection with two commercial burglaries which occurred at Jet’s Pizza, 4112 Dempster St., and Ashtar Food Market, 4718 Oakton St. Ishu was charged with two counts of Burglary.
Both incidents took place overnight on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, when officers responded to an alarm at Jet’s Pizza, where the suspect smashed the front glass door, entered the business, and then left through the front door. After officers reviewed the video surveillance, it was determined that the suspect matched the description of an offender who was stopped earlier in the evening for a traffic violation.
While processing the burglary, officers responded to an additional alarm at the Ashtar Food Market. When officers arrived they observed similar results as the previous burglary. Video surveillance also showed an individual matching a description of Ishu entering the store, removing the cash drawer, and attempting to exit through the smashed-in front glass door.
Based on astute observations and investigative work, the Skokie Police Department was able to make an arrest and prevent further commercial burglaries in the community.
Ishu is scheduled to appear at the Second District Courthouse, Skokie, IL, on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 1:30 p.m., Room #105. Bond was set at $50,000 D bond.
The public is reminded that neither a complaint nor an indictment is evidence of guilt and that all defendants in a criminal case are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. # # #