A missing toolbox was recovered, and a 53-year-old Romeoville man was arrested in connection with a residential burglary case that occurred in the 700 block of Ashton Ave. on Sunday afternoon, Deputy Police Chief Steve Lucchesi said.
Henry A. Ortiz, 53, of 702 Murphy Drive, Romeoville, was apprehended by police and charged with felony burglary after officers were called to the scene of the incident at about 2:45 p.m., Lucchesi said.
He described the incident as one involving hot fingers and loose lips.
"The offender was seen talking to a resident in the area," Lucchesi said. "Then, a short time later, the victims, who knew (Ortiz) as an acquaintance, saw him out talking to somebody else. They had noticed their toolbox was gone. And they assumed he took it.
"When he drove off, they followed him. He parked on Tallman (Ave.). They confronted him. He admitted he did steal it. He had the toolbox in his vehicle."