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Chicago man busted in locker thefts

Evanston police say employees of the L.A Fitness health club chased a man from the club on Sherman Avenue  to the Davis Street CTA station early Wednesday afternoon after he was allegedly seen breaking into a locker at the club.

Police took the man into custody at the train station and say they found he was carrying bolt cutters and items linking him to other locker thefts.

Police say a non-employee witness identified the suspect as the man seen trying to break into lockers at the club.

The suspect, identified as Martin H. Kelliher, 50, of 1412 W. Sherwin Ave. in Chicago, now faces felony charges of burglary and possession of burglary tools. He's to appear in Skokie district court at 9 a.m. April 12.

Police say Kelliher was on parole from the Illinois Department of Corrections and had two active warrants for his arrest.

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