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Couple arrested after being tricked into leaving apartment

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Robin Bland (photo from Dixon Police)

Dixon Police said they captured a couple wanted in connection with burglary by convincing them their car would be towed if it wasn’t moved.

Police said they were searching for 31-year-old Timothy Parker and 30-year-old Kimberly Poole in connection with two residential burglaries reported in Ogle County, Illinois.  When Poole’s black GMC Yukon was spotted near Parker’s mother’s apartment in Dixon, “a ruse was developed,” according to a statement from Dixon Police.

A call was made to Parker’s mother, 56-year-old Robin Bland, telling her the Yukon was improperly parked and needed to be moved or it would be towed.

Surveillance officers said Parker and Poole emerged a short time later from behind the apartment building.  One of them was wearing the hood up on a hooded sweatshirt, even though it was about 85 degrees outside.

When police closed in on them, Parker and Poole allegedly tried to run.  They were caught after a short foot chase behind the nearby Country Market.

Parker and Poole were each arrested on Ogle County warrants for theft.  Parker was jailed in lieu of $75,000 bond and Poole was jailed in lieu of $50,000 bond.  They were both in the Ogle County Jail.

Robin Bland, 56, was also arrested and faced felony charges of aiding a fugitive and two counts of obstructing justice.  She was held in the Lee County Jail.