Man charged with trying to sell stolen car on Craigslist

Tribune reporter

An Evanston man was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail Sunday after he allegedly sold a stolen car, stole it back from the buyer and then tried to sell it again to undercover police officers, all in the space of a few days.

Eddie Simmons, 22, also known as William Anderson, faces three counts of burglary in connection to the stolen-car case, according to Cook County bond court records.

Simmons, of the 2000 block of Dewey Avenue, found someone to purchase the 2010 Toyota Camry via Craigslist and sold it to the buyer on Wednesday, according to court records.

He had attached a GPS to the car, Assistant State’s Attorney Bridget O’Brien said.

Simmons tracked the car to a garage on the 5400 block of West Dakin Street in the Portage Park neighborhood and stole it back sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, according to court records.

Simmons was arrested Friday trying to once more sell the car, this time to undercover police officers, according to court records.

Simmons possessed altered or forged paperwork for the car, according to court records.

It was not clear Sunday to whom the Camry actually belongs.

“The car in question is, in fact, a stolen car,” O’Brien said Sunday in court.

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