Man Charged in North Side Garage Burglaries

Numerous stolen items were found in Robert Gayol's garage.

By Alise Blunk
|  Friday, Oct 28, 2011  |  Updated 4:33 PM CDT
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A man has been charged with burglary after numerous stolen items were found in the man's garage, said Chicago police.

On Monday, Belmont District Officers responded to a call at a sporting goods re-sale store in the 3900 block of North Ashland. Robert Gayol, 47, was attempting to sell several sets of golf clubs to the store, said reports.

The store employee recognized Gayol as the same person who previously sold them a set of golf clubs that turned out to be stolen, police said.

Burglary Mission Officers joined the investigation and knew of a garage burglary pattern where a burglar would enter unlocked garages and steal items from inside, said the Chicago Police Department in an issued press release.

After further investigation officers discovered Gayol owned the same type of vehicle that was scene during one of the burglaries, and a family member of Gayol's implicated he was involved in the crime, said the release.

Police say various stolen items were found in Gayol's garage including sporting equipment, bicycles, lawn ornaments, power tools, cell phones, kids electric riding cards and more.

Gayol has been charged with two counts of felony Burglary and misdemeanor Theft of Loss or Mislaid Property, authorities said.

Area Three Detectives continue to investigate as more victims come forward to identify their stolen property, and two separate burglary cases have been cleared.

Gaylor appeared in Central Bond Court Oct. 26.

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