A 19-year-old man is wanted on felony charges after police said he drove to the Woodstock Jewel-Osco in a stolen vehicle, left with more than $600 worth of alcohol that he did not pay for and loaded it into a separate vehicle, which he then allegedly stole from the parking lot.
Anthony Bass, whose last known address was in the 2200 block of Hamlin Avenue, is charged with burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle, theft and retail theft.
He is accused of stealing a 2021 Gray Kia Sportage from the grocery store parking lot and alcohol worth more than $600 on Feb. 10, according to a criminal complaint filed in McHenry County court.
A warrant for Bass’ arrest has been issued with a bond of $50,000, court records show.
Bass is accused in a five-count criminal complaint of entering the Jewel-Osco at 145 S. Eastwood Drive near the liquor department, walking into an employee-only area, and stealing the keys to a 2021 Gray Kia Sportage. He then broke the lock on a liquor cabinet and carried alcohol out of the store by placing it inside his jacket and leaving through a set of doors he unlocked himself.
In the parking lot, Bass unloaded the merchandise into the vehicle he arrived in, which was reported stolen from Glendale Heights, according to the complaint. He then re-entered the store through the previously locked doors, stole more liquor and drove through the parking lot until he located the Kia Sportage.
Once Bass found the car, he unloaded the stolen merchandise from the Glendale Heights vehicle and transferred it into the Kia, valued at $24,000, and drove away, police said.
Employees did not immediately realize any merchandise was stolen, police said.