The victim knew the shoes were his, as the shoes had unique markings.
Lake County Sheriff’s officials report a Round Lake man was arrested and charged with residential burglary this week after the owner of the residence called police to report seeing shoes stolen in the burglary on the feet of a patron at a Round Lake Beach restaurant.
The statement added that on Thursday, “the victim of the burglary was at a dining establishment in Round Lake Beach. He saw an individual wearing a pair of his shoes stolen during the residential burglary. The victim knew the shoes were his, as the shoes had unique markings.”
The victim called Round Lake Beach Police to report he spotted the shoes, according to the statement, which added that officers responded to the scene and notified sheriff’s deputies. On arrival, the deputies arrested Dakota R. Koch, 23, of the 0-100 block of North High Point Road in Round Lake, according to the statement.
Sheriff’s Detectives subsequently recovered the .40 caliber firearm and electronics stolen by Koch during the burglary.
Kock was charged with felony counts of residential burglary and theft, the sheriff’s office said. He is being held at the Lake County Jail on $25,000 bail and his next court date was set for Feb. 28.