BATAVIA – A Batavia man charged with felony burglary in connection with break-ins at two Batavia homes is being held at Kane County Jail on $50,000 bond.
Tobias F. Granberg, 20, of the 100 block of North Mallory Avenue will have to post $5,000, or 10%, as bail in order to be released.
Granberg was charged with four felonies on June 11: two counts of residential burgarly and two counts of burglary in connection with the home invasions.
He is also charged with one count of forgery and one count of unlawful use of a credit card. According to Batavia police, he attempted to cash a check stolen from one of the homes at a West Suburban Bank branch in Aurora on June 7, and also attempted to use a stolen credit card.
According to Batavia police, two Batavia homes were burglarized between June 7 and June 10 where the intruder entered through the garage door.
The first burglary occurred between 4:30 and 4:50 a.m. June 7 at a house in the 700 block of Houston Street.
The residents noticed large and small electronic items had been removed from the home.They also noted their wallets had been gone through as well and were missing credit cards, a news release stated.
The second burglary occurred between 8:30 p.m. June 9 and 6 a.m. June 10 to a house in the 300 block of Whipple Avenue, which was unlocked at the time. Police believe the intruder entered the home through the attached garage where the overhead door had been left open, the release stated. The resident had a cell phone and a small amount of cash taken, according to police.
Footage from the West Suburban Bank was instrumental in helping police idenify Granberg as the suspect in the home invasions, said Batavia Police officer Michelle Langston.
"We got a lot of responses from the public when we posted the video footage online. That was huge for us," she said. "It gives us a face to put out there to say 'hey does anybody recognize him?'"
Granberg also four misdemeanor charges pending against him, records show.
Granberg was charged April 10 with retail theft of items from Katrina Salon and Spa, 8 N. River St., Batavia. He was released on a $1,500 personal recognizance bond, records show.
Granberg was charged April 28 with criminal trespass to a house in the 42W400 block of Keslinger Road, Blackberry Township, criminal trespass after being told not to enter and criminal trespass to a vehicle, according to the charging documents. Granberg was released on a $2,000 personal recognizance bond.
He is scheduled to appear in branch court July 11 on both misdemeanor cases and at the judicial center for the felony cases.