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Edgewater Apartment Management Worker Stole Residents’ Bikes Using Master Keys

Juan Aceves-Perez, CPD Photo

An apartment management company’s worker faces multiple criminal charges after using  master keys to steal bikes from at least three different apartment buildings on the Northside including Edgewater.

The Chicago police initially arrested 41-year-old Juan Aceves-Perez on August 24 of this year after three different burglaries that targeted the tenant’s bikes. He was taken into custody after trying to sell a stolen bike to under cover officers using the OfferUp app.

Aceves-Perez appeared in court this week and faces four criminal burglary charges in total. Police say that he took the bikes from three different apartment complexes’ secured areas after gaining access with the management’s master keys.

The first incident happened on February 24 at an Edgewater building on the 5500 block of N. Winthrop. He then struck three other properties that the company managed including one the 900 block of W. George on both August 9 and August 22, and another on the 700 block of N. Winchester on August 22.

After his arrest in August, authorities received permission to search both his residence and OfferUp account. Police found multiple stolen bikes at his residence and evidence that he was trying to sell those bikes on the app as well.

Aceves-Perez, who has no prior criminal record, was released on his own recognizance.


Hat Tip: CWBChicago.com

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