One Arrested After Vehicle Burglary Suspect Followed Into Target by Detective; Unauthorized Credit Card Use Was Expected

Arlington Heights police were called about 6:49 p.m. Tuesday to the Target, 1700 East Rand Road to assist a detective from another city, who was following a vehicle burglary suspect. The vehicle burglary suspect was being investigated to check to see if he was using a credit card obtained from vehicle burglaries inside the Target store. Arlington Heights police waited outside the store while a transaction apparently took place.

Police had one female in custody by about 7:15 p.m. and transported the suspect in custody to Arlington Heights Police Department Headquarters.

Prospect Heights police received a report about 6:55 p.m. that a male/black subject wearing a black hoodie was walking around looking into vehicles. Prospect Heights police arrived on the scene within two minutes and discovered a Toyota with a shattered window, but the subject was no longer in the area.

Prospect Heights police were investigating the victim’s vehicle and were checking with Arlington Heights police to see if there was a connection with the two incidents.

Arlington Heights police investigating video surveillance were focusing on a white passenger van with a male/black subject driving. It’s possible the male/black driving the van dropped of the female off at Target, who was arrested, while the male/black burglarized a Toyota near the Women’s Workout World parking lot. Details have not been confirmed by police at this time.

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