Shaun A. Lemon, 36, a transient, (left) and Steven C. McClure, 38, of Waukegan, (right) were both charged in connection with a burglary at Panda Express in Waukegan on Thursday and McClure was charged in a second burglary that occurred nearby at Jersey Mike’s Subs. | Background Photo: Google Street View

Police officers arrested two men who fled on foot after two restaurants in the Fountain Square area of Waukegan were burglarized last week, prosecutors said.

Shaun A. Lemon, 36, a transient, was charged with one count of burglary and one count of resisting a peace officer.

Steven C. McClure, 38, of Waukegan, was charged with two counts of burglary, possession of burglary tools and resisting a peace officer.

The Waukegan Police Department responded on Thursday to Panda Express, 960 South Waukegan Road in Waukegan.

Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Daly said an alarm company notified police about two subjects who were observed wearing ski masks inside the building.

Officers arrived nearly immediately after the call and spotted the two suspects, identified as Lemon and McClure, Daly said.

Both suspects fled and jumped a fence to the casino area.

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Officers were able to arrest McClure and found he had a large flathead screwdriver in his pocket and 10 bags of marijuana, Daly said.

Lemon was later located hiding behind a piece of machinery in a parking lot.

When officers went to Panda Express, they found pry marks on the front door.

Daly said a review of the surveillance video showed two suspects, who appeared to be identified as Lemon and McClure, inside the business in the dining area.

Officers were investigating the Panda Express burglary and learned from McClure that he committed a second burglary at Jersey Mikes, 982 South Waukegan Road.

Employees reported to police that someone had entered the store and pried open the cash register, Daly said.

State records show Lemon was paroled from the Illinois Department of Corrections in May.

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He has prior convictions for unlawful possession of a firearm, multiple residential burglaries and possession of a controlled substance.

Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered McClure held on a $150,000 bond and Lemon held on a $250,000 bond.

Both men remain held in the Lake County Jail. Lemon and McClure are both scheduled to appear in court again on February 7.