COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — Three men who used a head-mounted flashlight and bolt cutters to break into a Union Pacific rail car Friday stole nearly $9,000 worth of gym shoes they found inside, according to prosecutors and court documents.
Frederick Young, 28, and John D. Luckett, 26, were each charged with felony burglary and possession of burglary tools. Jeremie Bolden, 26, was charged with felony burglary.
About 11:50 p.m. Friday, the three cut the lock off a Union Pacific box car in the 2400 block of West 26th Street and stepped inside, Assistant State's Attorney Jacqueline Kwilos said.
They removed nine cardboard boxes containing 62 boxes of gym shoes, according to Kwilos and court documents.
Their haul was worth $8,849.38, Kwilos said in a bail hearing Sunday.
Police were called, and the three were arrested early Saturday near the rail car in Little Village, according to a police arrest report. Bolden sustained a cut to his right hand as he tried to flee the scene, according to the report. He was treated at St. Anthony's Hospital and released.
Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil set bail for Young, of the 5800 block of Menard Avenue, and Luckett, of the 400 block of Prairie Avenue in Calumet City, at $80,000 each.
Ciesil ordered Bolden, of the 4900 block of West Ohio Street, released on his own recognizance with electronic monitoring.