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Bond Set at $50,000 for Cook County Man Charged with Retail Theft from Oak Brook Macy's

September 14, 2023

Accused is currently out on bond for theft at Oak Brook Neiman Marcus

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Oak Brook Chief of Police Brian Strockis announced today that bond has been set for a Cook County man accused of stealing approximately $456 worth of merchandise from the Macy’s department store located at 1 Oakbrook Center in Oak Brook. Myles Dabney, 25 (d.o.b. 10/2/1997) of the 600 block of 7th Avenue, Maywood, appeared at a bond hearing this morning where Judge Joshua Dieden set bond at $50,000 with 10% to apply. Dabney is charged with one count of Retail Theft, Class 3 Felony. On June 3, 2023, Dabney appeared at a bond hearing facing Retail Theft charges for allegedly stealing merchandise from the Oak Brook Neiman Marcus store. His bond was set at $5,000 with 10 % to apply on that case. He was released from custody later that day after posting the necessary 10%, or $500.

On September 13, 2023, at approximately 3:30 p.m., officers with the Oak Brook Police Department received information regarding an individual, later identified as Dabney, suspected of stealing items from the Macy’s department store. It is alleged that prior to the officers’ arrival, Dabney entered the store wearing a backpack, selected various clothing items and went into a fitting room. It is alleged that several minutes later Dabney left the fitting room and exited the store without making any purchases. Oak Brook police officers were waiting for Dabney as he exited the store and attempted to stop him. It is alleged that Dabney fled from the officers on foot through traffic on Route 83. With officers in pursuit, it is alleged that Dabney jumped onto the back of a semi truck, but officers were able to pull him from the truck and place him under arrest. During the brief foot pursuit, Dabney allegedly removed his hoodie, shirt and backpack, which allegedly contained nine items of clothing stolen from Macy’s.

“The Oak Brook Police Department continues their outstanding work in apprehending anyone who thinks they can outsmart or outrun the law,” Berlin said. “Because of their pro-active efforts, my office has filed charges against four individuals this week, two of whom are juveniles, for allegedly stealing merchandise from the Oak Brook Mall. Contrary to popular belief, retail theft is not a victimless crime. According to the National Retail Foundation, retail theft amounted to nearly $35 billion in losses nationwide last year with shoppers, employers, employees, business owners and communities bearing the cost. Once again, I thank the Oak Brook Police Department for their pro-active efforts in keeping our retail establishments safe for employees and patrons. I also thank Assistant State’s Attorneys Michael Pingaj and Alexandria Levan for their work in preparing a strong case against Mr. Dabney."

“Sooner or later, retail offenders will realize that there are much easier targets than Oak Brook and DuPage County to commit their crimes,” Strockis said. “Our Village Board invests heavily in technology and pro-active policing efforts and our officers are motivated and producing by making significant arrests and sending a strong message to those that think they can come here and not be chased and apprehended. I want to thank all of our officers for the team effort they continue to display. I also want to thank State’s Attorney Bob Berlin and his team for their constant support of our efforts and their guidance on this case.”

Dabney is scheduled for arraignment on October 2, 2023, in front of Judge Michael Reidy.          

Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of a defendant’s guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.       

Dabney, Myles

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