Tens of thousands of dollars worth of equipment stolen from Chicago cemetery

Tens of thousands of dollars worth of equipment was reported stolen Wednesday from Bohemian National Cemetery on Chicago's Northwest Side.

A 36-year-old victim told responding officers that multiple motorized bikes were taken from the property, police said. The victim also told FOX 32 that this is the third time a theft has occurred at the location.

The suspect is believed to have an ongoing case in DuPage County. However, the suspect has not been charged in connection with the cemetery thefts, so their identity is being withheld at this time.

The theft occurred on the grounds of Bohemian National Cemetery, located at 5255 North Pulaski. Established in 1877, the cemetery is known for its historic significance and serene environment.

An evidence technician processed the scene, and Chicago police are actively investigating the case.

Given the value of the stolen items, the crime would be classified as a Class 1 felony in Illinois. If convicted, the suspect could face a prison sentence ranging from four to 15 years and fines up to $25,000.