North Side Parolee Charged with 2 Nuts on Clark Burglaries

Armando Vadillo, 51, was most recently sentenced to seven years in prison in 2012, but was released on parole

A man who already had multiple convictions for burglary has been charged in connection with two break-ins at an iconic Chicago popcorn shop.

Armando Vadillo, 51, of the 3900 block of N Clark St in Lakeview is facing two felony counts of burglary after he was identified as the suspect who broke into Nuts on Clark twice in late May, according to police. 

The first burglary at the store, located in the 3900 block of N Clark St, occurred around 1:25 a.m. on May 20. The second break-in was on May 27 at 2:05 a.m. When officers arrived on the scene, they secured a perimeter and found Vadillo a short distance away, according to police. 

He was identified as the offender in both burglaries using surveillance video, officials said, and had allegedly broken into the business through the air conditioning duct. 

According to police, Vadillo has multiple previous convictions for burglary. He was most recently sentenced to seven years in prison in 2012, but released on parole. 

The popular snack shop was also burglarized twice in the beginning of April, but Vadillo is not facing charges in connection with those incidents. 

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