CHICAGO — A burglar and parolee who targeted Lincoln Park homes was arrested after being caught in the act Wednesday, police said.
Arthur Nielsen, 34, of the 9100 block of South Perry Avenue, was charged with three counts of felony residential burglary.
About 2 p.m., cops saw Nielsen enter a three-flat in the 2200 block of North Geneva Terrace, according to a statement from police. Soon after, he was seen leaving the building, police said.
After investigating, cops realized that he'd entered two homes in that building without permission and arrested him, according to police.
He was charged with two counts of residential burglary for the incident on Geneva Terrace and a third count of burglary for entering the home of a woman in the 3800 block of North Wilton Avenue on Feb. 10, according to a police report.
Nielsen appeared briefly in court Thursday for a bond hearing and was ordered held on $90,000 bail.
Two police burglary mission teams worked together to figure out that Nielsen was entering homes in the Near North and Belmont districts, according to the statement.