A Chicago man has been charged in connection with the burglary of Cary Grove Computers in Cary in January, police said. Nearly $8,000 worth of electronics were taken.
David A. Smith, 33, of the 8000 block of South Wabash Avenue in Chicago, was charged with burglary, theft between $500-$10,000, possession of burglary tools and criminal damage to property.
Smith was identified on social media after being arrested and charged for a similar incident in Chicago. Court records show he is currently confined at the Cook County Jail.
The Cary Police Department obtained arrest warrants for Smith on Wednesday after consulting with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.
The burglary, which occurred at Cary Grove Computers, 115 East Main Street, was reported to Cary police on January 11 around 5:24 a.m. after a burglar alarm went off.
Officers discovered there was forced entry to the business when they arrived, according to Cary Deputy Police Chief Scott Naydenoff.
Authorities reviewed video surveillance from the business and learned that three black males forced entry into the business, stole various electronics estimated at approximately $7,800, and then left the scene eastbound on Route 14.
One of the suspects was identified as Smith. The others has not been identified yet.
The suspects fled the scene in a silver GMC Yukon with a North Carolina license plate. Naydenoff said that it is believed the vehicle was a rental car and that there was a fourth suspect waiting inside it during the burglary.
It was the second burglary to have occurred at Cary Grove Computers in less than a two-month span. In November, a male black driving a full-size white Ford van used a crowbar to break the window and gain entry to the business.
He stole five Apple iPad boxes that happened to be empty, police said. The man was never caught and it is unknown if he is one of the same suspects that struck in the second burglary.
Anyone with information about either incident is asked to contact the Cary Police Department at 847-639-2341 or Cary-Grove CrimeStoppers at 800-762-7876.