By Laura Bollin
An Oak Lawn man is one of two people charged with residential burglary after they allegedly took guns, ammunition and lawnmowers from a home in the 9700 block of Brandt Avenue earlier this month.
Anthony Grosso, 20, of Oak Lawn, and James Pelikan, 25, of Crest Hill, were arrested April 10, one day after the burglary in which they alleged took four shotguns, nine boxes of shotgun shells, a 32-inch flat-screen television, gold and silver dollars, and two lawnmowers from the home.
A witness on April 9 provided police a description of a red SUV parked in an alley behind the home that was burglarized, and at 11:10 a.m. the following day an Oak Lawn police officer saw a vehicle matching the description near a home in the 9600 block of Brandt Avenue. When the officer pulled up to talk to the person inside the vehicle, the occupant ran inside the home. Firearms matching the description of the ones taken in the burglary were in the back seat, police said.
Grosso and Pelikan reportedly turned themselves in to police later that day.