Man charged after West Side charter school burglary

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One person was arrested this morning and a number of laptop computers were recovered following a burglary at a West Side charter school.

Marcus Sibley, 21, has been charged with six counts of burglary at a school, police said, adding there were as many as nine burglaries at the school, Polaris Charter Academy, within the last few months. Sibley lives on the 700 block of North Troy Street, about one block from Polaris, 620 N. Sawyer Ave.

Polaris, located in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, was hit again about 3:30 a.m., according to Chicago police.

On the lookout in wake of the rash of burlaries, Harrison District officers responded quickly to an alarm early this morning. Officers arrived to the school to find three people running out through a door, two of whom were carrying bags, police said.

Police were able to catch one of the suspects, but the two others got away. Two bags—containing up to 20 laptop computers—were also dropped at the scene during the suspects' getaway, police said.

Typically, they said, the burglars would break into the school by using a fire escape with access to the roof, and enter the building through a window.