Trio nabbed when they return to scene of crime
By Brian Stanley email@example.com April 25, 2012 9:44AM
Ace L. Frank
Updated: May 28, 2012 8:46AM
NEW LENOX — Police say a family of nomadic thieves made their own capture easy by returning to the same business Tuesday.
Deputy Chief Robert Pawlisz said Jason F. Frank, 34; Richard Frank, 33, and Ace L. Frank, 19, had stolen items earlier this month from Wal-Mart, 501 E. Lincoln Highway.
“While one of them began arguing with a clerk as a diversion, the others took an Xbox Kinect (video game system) and some cell phones,” Pawlisz said.
Detectives were reportedly able to identify the trio and their vehicle registration from surveillance video. Pawlisz said the suspects drove a gray pickup with a flashing orange beacon, like those used by construction crews.
While the trio was being sought by police, they made things easier by returning to Wal-Mart on Tuesday afternoon. Management called police, who reportedly arrived to find one of the suspects arguing with an employee.
Jason Frank and Ace Frank were carrying unprescribed pain medication at the time of the arrest and Ace Frank also had a small amount of cannabis, Pawlisz said.
The Franks, all of 3242 W. Pierce Ave. in Chicago, were booked into the county jail on charges of burglary and shoplifting. Jason and Ace Frank were also charged with narcotics offenses.