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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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