UPDATE: The final suspect is sentenced for breaking into two homes in Marengo.
Elijah Greer of Rockford will spend the next five years in prison. Last April, Greer and Taylor Anguiano of Belvidere were arrested at a cash for gold store in Belvidere after trying to sell the stolen stuff.
Anguiano is currently in prison serving five years.
MCHENRY COUNTY (WIFR) -- A Belvidere man gets five years in prison for burglary.
Police say Taylor Anguiano, 22, and Elijah Greer,22, of Rockford broke into two home in Marengo last April.
The men were arrested at a cash for gold store in Belvidere, allegedly trying to sell the stolen stuff.
Greer will be back in court on September 30.
MCHENRY COUNTY (WIFR) -- The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office announced that charges have been filed against 22-year-olds Taylor Anguiano of Belvidere and Elijah Greer of Rockford in connection with two residential burglaries that occurred in the rural Marengo area. The charges were filed after a joint investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Boone County Sheriff’s Department, and the Belvidere Police Department.
On April 24, 2014 deputies from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a residential burglary which had occurred sometime in the early afternoon hours. Deputies were able to track the offenders to a cash for gold store in the city of Belvidere where the offenders where selling proceeds from the burglaries.
Members of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department and the Belvidere Police Department assisted in the investigation and located Anguiana in the vehicle used in the commission of the burglaries in a parking lot a short distance from the cash for gold store. Members of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department and the Belvidere Police Department also detained Greer in the area after a short foot pursuit.
McHenry County Sheriff’s Investigators were able to link both burglaries from the stolen proceeds located in the offender’s vehicle.
Both Angulano and Greer were each charged with two counts of Residential Burglary (Class 1 Felony) and two counts of theft. They are each being held on a $150,000 bond and will be in court next on April 29, 2014 at 9 a.m.