By Jean Lotus
A laptop serial number entered into a database by employees at Cash America pawn shop, 6303 W. North Ave., helped Oak Park police trace the computer to a Sept. 3 burglary in the 1300 block of North Harlem Avenue, police said.
Police arrested Jamal Jarrett, 26, of the 2100 block of W. Roosevelt Road in Broadview at his home around noon Sept. 9.
The victim said the burglary took place during the day between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sept. 3. Found at the pawn shop were the MacBook Pro laptop as well as a second computer and a necklace that had been taken from the victim's home, police said.
Jarrett had to provide an ID to pawn the items at Cash America on Sept. 4.
He was charged with theft and held for bond hearings.