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Commander Michael Robinson shows off the $2 million worth of retail products recovered by the Wilmette Police Department Wednesday, Dec. 18, in Wilmette. Photos by Eric DeGrechie/22nd Century Media
The stolen products included over-the-counter medications.
A row of stolen beauty products is shown.
Esam Abdelhavez, 42, of Chicago, charged with continuing a financial crime enterprise and money laundering. Wilmette Police Department
Hany Abdelhavez, 31, of Oak Park, charged with felony theft and money laundering.
Mostfa Abdelmalek Abdelhaviz, 33, of Chicago, charged with continuing a financial crime enterprise and money laundering.
Eric DeGrechie, Editor
1:20 pm CST December 18, 2019
Following an 11-month undercover investigation, the Wilmette Police Department announced Wednesday, Dec. 18, it had made arrests in a “sophisticated” retail theft fencing operation that resulted in the recovery of an estimated $2 million worth of retail products and evidence.