Second Man Connected To Lincoln Park Basketball Star’s Robbery Spree

Taylor | Chicago Police Dept

A second man is now accused of taking part in one of the seven robberies that police have connected to former Lincoln Park High School basketball standout Bryce McGill.

Christopher K. Taylor of Chicago Lawn has been charged with one count of robbery for his alleged involvement in the mugging of a 25-year-old man in the 800 block of West Webster on July 2.

The victim was walking to work around 5:30 a.m. when Taylor and McGill approached him on the street, punched him in the face, and took his phone and watch, prosecutors said.

The watch was part of a “treasure trove” of robbery proceeds that cops said they found in McGill’s backpack after arresting him near the Addison Red Line station on July 14.

McGill | Chicago police

McGill was identified by the victim in a photo line-up days later. Last week, Taylor was identified in a live line-up, police said.

All of McGill’s alleged victims reported that two men were involved in the crimes. Police are continuing to investigate the other six cases.

McGill’s public defender made a splash at McGill’s bond hearing when he told a Cook County judge that his client had a full-ride scholarship to the University of North Carolina. The school subsequently denied any knowledge of McGill.

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