Wheaton cell phone store robbery leads officers to Chicago cache of stolen goods

WHEATON, Illinois (WLS) — An armed robbery of a cell phone shop in Wheaton led Chicago police to a building on the south side of town where they found the stolen merchandise.

Wheaton Police initially responded to a robbery at a T-Mobile store. Using tracking from the stolen items themselves, and with the help of the Illinois State Police, the stolen electronics were traced to a home at 55th and Wabash in Chicago.

The Chicago Police Department and the Illinois State Police Department were called in by the Wheaton Police Department to assist in the investigation. They were all on the scene outside the house on Monday.

Authorities in DuPage County said 15 Apple watches and 10 cell phones were stolen in the initial robbery.

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