|McGill | Chicago Police Dept|
Prosecutors have charged recent Lincoln Park High School graduate Bryce McGill with two more robberies in our area. The 18-year-old, whose public defender infamously (and erroneously) told a judge this month that McGill had a full ride scholarship to the University of North Carolina, is now charged with seven robberies.
McGill was arrested Friday morning when he showed up for a routine hearing at the Belmont and Western courthouse.
Prosecutors said McGill was identified in a photo lineup by a 25-year-old man who was robbed of his phone and watch at 5:25 a.m. on July 2 in the 800 block of West Webster.
Property taken from a 30-year-old attorney who was robbed at 11:45 p.m. on July 13 in the 1200 block of West Wrightwood was found in McGill’s backpack when police arrested him near Wrigley Field two hours later, prosecutors allege.
McGill is now charged with one additional count of aggravated robbery-indicating presence of a firearm and an additional count of robbery.
A judge set bail on the new charges at $50,000, which was posted by a family member.
In court on Friday, McGill’s new attorney clarified that McGill has plans to go to school in North Carolina and to play basketball there—a different story from the yarn spun at McGill’s first bond appearance earlier this month.