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18-year-old man charged with causing $17,000 worth of damage to Antioch business

Jacob Anderson-Richel, 18, of Antioch.

Police say an 18-year-old man stole several pieces of piping from an Antioch business, causing $17,000 worth of damage early Monday morning.

Jacob Anderson-Richel, 18, of the 900 block of Toft Avenue in Antioch, was charged with three counts of burglary to motor vehicle, criminal damage to property and theft.

The Antioch Police Department responded on Monday to Dharni Gas and Food, 830 Main Street, for a report of a theft.

The owner told officers that an unknown suspect removed several pieces of copper piping from the new construction area of the business.

As a result, the suspect caused $17,000 in damage to the business, compressors and piping leading to the building. Officers determined the crime occurred around 2 a.m. on that day.

Several hours later, the Antioch Police Department received reports of several vehicle burglaries nearby in the 700 block of Main Street, officials said.

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Police officers identified Anderson-Richel as the suspect in both crimes following an investigation and took him into custody around 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Officers recovered copper and other proceeds from the burglaries during their investigation.

Anderson-Richel was transported to the Lake County jail and ordered held on a $20,000 bond pending a court appearance on Saturday.