COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — In the midst of his alleged Beverly burglary spree, Alfred Pettis apparently got hungry.
In addition to breaking into the homes of several Beverly residents over a three-week period and stealing a heap of electronics, the 23-year-old Englewood man couldn't be troubled to close the refrigerator door after helping himself to a sandwich in one of the victim's homes, according to prosecutors.
Pettis, of the 7200 block of South Yale Avenue, and Kenneth Jones, also 23, of the 7100 block of South Normal Avenue, were charged Tuesday night after being identified as the men involved in the Beverly burglary spree, according to authorities.
Between Nov. 6 and Nov. 25, authorities said the pair hit eight Beverly homes, located in the 9000 block of South Hamilton Avenue; the 9000 block of South Leavitt Street; the 9800 block of South Charles Street; the 1700 block of West 107th Street; the 10300 block of Oakley Street; the 8900 block of South Pleasant Avenue; the 8800 block of South Wood Street; and the 8900 block of South Hermitage Avenue.
Both men were not accused in all the same alleged break-ins.
Pettis was charged with five counts of residential burglary while Jones was charged with seven counts of residential burglary. Both face one count of attempted burglary for trying to get into the home on Pleasant Avenue on Nov. 25.
According to police reports, a 22-year-old man who lived in the home heard one of the men banging on the door. The resident was able to identify the burglar.
They were both arrested late Tuesday, when police found them in possession of a Sony PlayStation, a 40-inch Westinghouse television, an Xbox, a Kindle and an iPad.
Pettis was ordered held on $200,000 bail, and Jones' bail was set at $250,000.