Illinois man faces charges in connection with his part in over a dozen burglaries

police lightsNicholas Toth, 28 of Chicago Illinois has been charged with Burglary-Building or Dwelling, four counts Misappropriate ID Info – Obtain Money, five counts Forgery and was given a $25,000 cash bond. His co-defendent in this case has not been arrested but a warrant has been issued.

According to the criminal complaint over a four month period Racine County Law Enforcement noted a number of residential burglaries that would occur in groups and has similar characteristics. Mount Pleasant Police were able to the defendant and co-defendant through video footage where victims credit cards were used. They have no connections to Racine or Wisconsin and live south of Chicago, Illinois. Through the course of their investigation, law enforcement was able to recover the GPS unit the suspects used and were able to create a path and timeline.

On September 8,2015, a home in the 6100 block of Biscayne Ave was burglarized. Video footage show the suspects using victims credit cards

On September 12,2015, five homes were burglarized in the Larchmont Drive area. Video footage show the suspects using victims credit cards

On September 15,2015, two burglaries were reported on Mulberry Lane, Union Grove. Video footage show the suspects using victims credit cards

On September 21, 2015 a burglary was reported in the 2800 block of Cozy Acres Drive, including his vehicle being stolen, not far from the scene of the burglary police recovered a stolen vehicle from Illinois that had been found torched and abandoned in the same area.

On December 11, 2015, four burglaries were reported in the area of Taylor and Braun Road. Video footage show the suspects using victims credit cards

According to the criminal complaint, documented on a cell phone between the defendant and co-defendant, text messages were exchanged about going out and “making money”. Also recovered from the phone were images of the suspects that were used on Fox News using stolen credit cards at Home Depot.