Sugar Grove Police catch Jewel thief

By on April 16, 2009

Jewel thief caught in act Police searching for accomplice

Timothy M. Fredericksen, 40, of the 2400 Block of N. Farnsworth, Aurora was arrested for felony retail theft at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14 when Sugar Grove police caught him running from the Jewel-Osco Food store on Route 47 and Galena Blvd. in Sugar Grove.

Jewel-Osco employees contacted the police to report that Fredericksen had walked out of the store pushing a cart with bottles of liquor worth more than $300. As employees followed him from the store, a female accomplice fled in her vehicle leaving Fredericksen standing in the parking lot. Fredericksen abandoned the cart and fled on foot. He was taken into custody by police about two blocks from the scene.

Police are still searching for the accomplice who was described as a white female with grey hair and a white shirt.