THURSDAY, SEPT. 12
Women Caught Taking 24 Items From Store
Tammy J. Bonacci, 39, of the 800 block of Foxworth Boulevard, Lombard, was charged with retail theft. Police at 7:06 p.m. were dispatched to a store on the 2900 block of Finley Road for the theft. A loss prevention employee recovered the following unpaid merchandise from Bonacci's shoulder bag:
- Two women's purses
- Three women's shirts
- Four leather handbags
- 15 earrings
The items had a total retail value of $382.95, according to a police report. At about 6:30 p.m., the employee first saw Bonacci on video surveillance in the store's jewelry section. She noticed Bonacci had trouble holding several different earrings in her hands.
"Furthermore, (the employee) observed Bonacci suddenly grab an article of clothing from a sales rack, place it over the jewelry in her hands, and enter the women's fitting room," the report said. "After several moments, (the employee) advised Bonacci exited the fitting room without the jewelry in hand."
Bonacci would return to the fitting room again with more jewelry, several women's purses and clothing. She came to one of the checkout registers with only one women's purse, according to the report.
The employee quickly checked the fitting room stalls and did not locate any of the merchandise. Bonacci paid for one of the items and walked through the exit doors. The store's anti-theft alarm system was activated and the employee stopped Bonacci.
Bonacci provided police a statement, which was redacted in the police report provided to media. She was arrested, handcuffed and charged with retail theft at the Downers Grove Police Department. Since the items were worth over $300 total, police contacted an assistant state's attorney to inquire about felony retail theft charges for Bonacci. The assistant state's attorney denied approval of felony charges, according to the report.
Bonacci was released on I-bond with an Oct. 23 court date, the report said.
MONDAY, SEPT. 9
Male Suspect Takes 2 Dyson Vacuums
An unknown white male took two purple Dyson Animal vacuums from a store on the 2900 block of Finley Road. The incident occurred sometime between 6:45 p.m. and 7 p.m. at a display on the lower level of the store. The man ran from the store using the lower level North doors, according to a police report.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 8
Man Charged With Retail Theft
Brian M. Lausmann, 19, of the 6600 block of Fernwood Drive, Lisle, was charged with retail theft. Police at 1:22 p.m. were dispatched to a store on the 3300 block of Finley Road after store security saw Lausmann take a $29.99 laser pointer and put it in his front right shorts pocket, according to a report. Lausmann was arrested and issued a village ordinance ticket for retail theft at the Downers Grove Police Department. He was released without incident, the report said.
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