(ELGIN) A man was arrested after police caught him breaking into a car in northwest suburban Elgin early Wednesday.
Officers were in the 800 block of Augusta Avenue about 2:30 a.m. when they noticed a vehicle with its interior light on and the rear driver’s-side door open, according to a statement from Elgin police. They also noticed a man inside the vehicle.
Lucio E. Rincon, 19, told the officers he had just gotten off of work and was working on his amplifier, but further investigation revealed he was not the owner of the vehicle, police said. He had burglary tools with him and there was evidence of an attempt to remove the amplifier.
Rincon, of the 1300 block of Maroon Drive in Elgin, was arrested and charged with felony counts of burglary to a motor vehicle and possession of burglary tools, police said. He was ordered held on a $50,000 bond.