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Grand Jury Indicts Erehwon Burglars

Leemanuel Burrell was indicted for burglary and retail theft Wednesday by the Lake County Grand Jury.
Leemanuel Burrell was indicted for burglary and retail theft Wednesday by the Lake County Grand Jury.

Three Chicago women and a Chicago man were indicted Wednesday by the Lake County Grand Jury for their role in taking 32 coats from Erehwon in Bannockburn Nov. 15 and fleeing to Highland Park.

Originally arrested Nov. 15, Sherae Berry, 19, Dora Powell, 17, and Leemanuel Burrell, 23, were charged with burglary, a Class 2 Felony, and retail theft, a Class 3 Felony. Christine Dukes, 22, was indicted on those two counts as well as obstructing justice, a Class 4 Felony.

Berry, Powell and Dukes entered the store, collected the coats in their arms in what Bannockburn Police Chief Ron Price described as a “grab and go” and fled in a waiting vehicle driven by Burrell. They fled east on Half Day Road and were stopped on Marl Oak Drive in Highland Park. 

Should they be convicted, Berry, Powell and Burrell face between five and 12 years in jail while Dukes could be sentenced to between six and 15 years. 

Berry and Dukes will be arraigned Thursday in Lake County Criminal Court in Waukegan while Powell and Burrell will be arraigned there Dec. 12. They will have the opportunity to plead guilty or not guilty at that time.

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