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      Four people from Chicago suburb accused of stealing half of a million dollars in cash, high-end jewelry from CNY

      Jan Kopacz

      Four people are under arrest, accused for their roles in as many as 15 burglaries across Central New York. Investigators say they stole more than half of a million dollars in cash and high-end jewelry.

      Investigators say 41-year-old Valentin Lakatosz, 26-year-old Chanel Lakatosz, 35-year-old Jan Kopacz, and 34-year-old David Djurdevic were arrested at a Syracuse hotel Sunday evening around 6:30.

      They all live in Illinois, but had traveled to Onondaga County to steal from places around Manlius, Lysander, Clay, and Liverpool, taking as much as $544,000 worth of cash and high-end jewelry. Then, they left the state.

      Investigators also suspect they were involved in burglaries in Ohio, Illinois, Detroit and New York City.

      All four were arraigned in the Town of Lysander Court, and sent to the Onondaga County Jail with varying bail amounts.

      The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office and Manlius Police Departments worked together in the investigation.

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      Charges:

      Valentin Lakatosz, 41; Norridge, Illinois

      Burglary Second Degree (3-counts)

      Grand Larceny Second Degree

      Grand Larceny Third Degree (2-counts)

      Criminal Mischief Fourth Degree

      Held in the Justice Center pending $1.5 million cash / $3 million bond

      Chanel Lakatosz, 26; Norridge Illinois

      Burglary Second Degree (3-counts)

      Grand Larceny Second Degree

      Grand Larceny Third Degree

      Criminal Mischief Fourth Degree

      Held in the Justice Center pending $1.5 million cash / $3 million bond

      Jan Kopacz, 35; Norridge, Illinois

      Burglary Second Degree (3-counts)

      Grand Larceny Second Degree

      Grand Larceny Third Degree

      Criminal Mischief Fourth Degree

      Held in the Justice Center pending $1.5 million cash / $3 million bond

      David Djurdevic, 34; Chicago, Illinois

      Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance Third Degree

      Forgery Second Degree

      Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance Seventh Degree

      False Impersonation

      Held in the Justice Center pending $250,000.00 cash / $500,000.00 bond

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