The words “master thief” might not best describe Westsider Henry Lee Bobo.
Last Saturday, Aug. 21, Bobo reportedly robbed a Humboldt Park clothing store, according to Chicago Police. He allegedly grabbed some loot, but left one important thing: his ID card.
Actually, it was an Arkansas ID card that he had. That normally would be the only clue police would need to nab a suspect. But when police apprehended Bobo a few blocks from the store, they reported seeing he was also wearing the clothing he had taken from the business – with the price tags still attached.
Fourteenth District police officers responded to the store, located in the 2700 block of West North Ave. at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Officers were given a list of stolen items from the victim, as well as the ID card.
Bobo, 49, a career criminal, was apprehended on the 2600 block of West LeMoyne. The Arkansas native has two Chicago addresses, on 15th Street and Humboldt Boulevard. Bobo was reportedly wearing a shirt, shorts and shoes from the store when he was taken into custody.
The victim later identified the articles of clothing. At a court hearing on Monday at 26th and California, Bobo’s bail was set at $100,000.