Geneva Police Arrest 2 Adults for Burglary, Theft at Retail Store

The following information was supplied by the Geneva Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Geneva police arrested two adults on charges of burglary and theft after an usual incident at Tilly's in the Geneva Commons.

Michelle Grocesley, 21, of Aurora and David McCrary, 19, of Aurora each were arrested on charges of burglary and theft under $500 after an incident at around 2 p.m. Jan. 25 at the "surf, skate, motocross and lifestyle clothing, shoes and accessories" store at 514 Commons Drive.

According to the Police Department synopsis sheet, a group of five people entered Tilly’s at around 1:50 p.m. One of the group, Grocesley, asked an employee if she could use the restroom but was told the restrooms were not available for public use.

Other members of the group caused a distraction, and Grocesley entered a back room. The store surveillance camera system revealed that McCrary joined Grocesley after a short period of time with a purse in his hands, and took several items out of the purse, including a cell phone.

The five subjects were seen leaving the parking lot in a vehicle, and police took them into custody in the 500 block of Lark Street.

Police found five credit cards in McCreary’s back pocket and a T-Mobile “My Touch” cell phone in the glove compartment of the vehicle.

The value of the items taken was estimated at $400.


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JenniferW January 30, 2013 at 10:54 PM
That stolen laptop could easily be located and returned to the owner using software like Devicetrack.net . All you do is turn on the tracer, locate your laptop, tell the cops where it is and they can get it for you. It does a lot of other anti-theft security stuff too.
Christine Kautz January 31, 2013 at 03:12 PM
Strong work for Geneva P.D.! Thank you for all you do.
Arthur Dietrich January 31, 2013 at 07:20 PM
Thank you for the information. I wasn't aware anything like that existed for laptops.


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