CHICAGO — Two brothers were charged with residential burglary after young girls foiled their attempt to steal from a Norwood Park house Thursday, officials said.
Prosecutors on Friday said police saw Michael and Marcos Alarcon running through a backyard and hopping a fence in the 6800 block of West Hobart Avenue around 10:45 a.m. Thursday.
Several girls had been inside the house when the men broke in, according to Chris Vittorio, Ald. Anthony Napoitano's (41st) chief of staff. The children immediately locked themselves in the bathroom and called 911, Vittorio said.
Both men were arrested after a chase, police said.
Marcos "Smiley" Alarcon, 25, told police that he acted as lookout while his brother Michael, 29, broke a rear window and stole whatever he could find. Marcos was wearing gloves with fresh blood stains when he was brought into custody, according to the arrest report.
Michael, who had no criminal record prior to the arrest, was released on electronic monitoring, according to court records.
But Marcos carried a long list of prior convictions for crimes including robbery, battery and reckless conduct, court records show. His bail was set at $90,000.