Chicago man arrested for robbing same store 11 times in 5 months

Chicago, Illinois police arrested a man on Monday who allegedly robbed the same retail business 11 times between December 2022 and April, according to police.

Chicago Police Department officials said in a press release that Donte Elbert, 36, of Chicago, was arrested on West Belmont Avenue.

“He was taken into custody b/c he tried to pass the last point of sale…without paying for merchandise,” a representative for the Chicago Police Department told Fox News Digital.

The representative added that the personnel at the store Elbert robbed 11 times, which is located on the 3200 block of N. Clark Street signed formal complaints, which led to his arrest.

Elbert also allegedly stole merchandise from a different location on the 3200 block of N. Broadway.

He now faces nine felony counts of retail theft of merchandise less than $300, three felony counts of retail theft of merchandise with a value of more than $300, and one misdemeanor count of criminal trespassing.

Police did not respond to questions regarding whether they believe Elbert is connected to any other thefts.

Chicago detectives are continuing to investigate the matter.