Purse Thief on Federal Probation / Supervised Release Apprehended (Orland Park, IL) – On Sunday (01/09/22) at approximately 1:35 PM, the Orland Park Police Department
responded to a burglary to a motor vehicle that occurred in the parking lot of 856 Orland
Square Dr. The victim reported an unknown male, later identified as Erik C. Baez, entered
his vehicle and removed a purse. After taking the purse, Baez fled in a silver colored
Within minutes of the call, officers located the Volkswagen traveling East on 151st Street
approaching Harlem Ave. The vehicle was stopped in traffic and the driver was identified
as Baez. Baez was positively identified by the victim and the victim’s purse was recovered
While investigating this incident, officers were contacted by a second victim that reported
a phone was taken from his car while it was left unattended and unlocked. Officers were
able to recover the phone in Baez’s vehicle as well.
On Monday (01/10/22), Baez appeared at a bond hearing before the Honorable Judge
Havis at Bridgeview Courthouse where bond was set at two $10,000 D for each offense.
His next court date is at the Bridgeview Courthouse on Jan 27th, 2022 at 9:30 AM.
Baez was on Federal Probation / Supervised Release as a result from a United States
Secret Service arrest when both felonies were committed.
Erik Baez (Male / 21 Years Old)
Chicago, IL 60617
Two Counts of Burglary from Motor Vehicle Class 3 Felony
Orland Park Police Department
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Purse Thief on Federal Probation / Supervised Release Apprehended