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Over $50K in jewelry stolen during home burglary in Lincolnshire

Moris Y. Polis, 58, of Chicago.

A Chicago man has been charged after police say he stole more than $50,000 worth of jewelry after ransacking a home in Lincolnshire.

Moris Y. Polis, 58, of the 6200 block of North Avers Avenue in Chicago, was charged with residential burglary, a Class 1 felony, and theft, a Class 2 felony.

The Lincolnshire Police Department responded around 11:03 p.m. December 21 to the 200 block of Pembroke Drive for a residential burglary.

Lincolnshire Police Department Cmdr. Kimberly Covelli said that the homeowners found their home ransacked and reported jewelry, valued at more than $50,000, had been stolen from their home.

Detectives generated several leads from members of the community. Detectives determined the suspect was Polis through video surveillance footage, Covelli said.

A warrant was issued on January 17 and Polis turned himself in to the Lincolnshire Police Department on January 29.

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He was transported to Lake County Jail and was released after posting 10 percent of his $50,000 bond. Polis is scheduled to appear in court on February 19.