Man Accused In Local Muggings Now Charged With A Series Of Boost Mobile Robberies

A South Side man who’s accused of helping a former Lincoln Park High School basketball star with at least one robbery in our area is now charged with robbing a series of Boost Mobile stores on the South Side and another robbery in Lincoln Park.

Taylor | Cook County Sheriff

20-year-old Christopher K. Taylor of Chicago Lawn was charged last month with helping LPHS grad Bryce McGill rob a 25-year-old man in the 800 block of West Webster on July 2.

McGill is accused of robbing six other men and women in Lakeview and Lincoln Park during early July.

Now, Taylor’s accused of robbing another victim in the 2000 block of North Fremont in Lincoln Park on July 6 without McGill.

And Taylor’s is responsible for robbing at least four Boost Mobile stores between May 25 and July 2, according to prosecutors. Taylor typically told store clerks that he was holding a gun inside of a bag and he would shoot them if they did not hand over phones, prosecutors said.

He was arrested when he walked into a South Side Boost store and tried to sell them six iPhones that were still in their factory packaging, police said. Taylor told arresting officers that he bought the six phones for $220 and was trying to sell them for a profit, according to court records.

In addition to the two muggings in our area, Taylor is now charged with multiple counts of robbery, attempted robbery, and unlawful restraint in addition to theft of lost or mislaid property and resisting police.

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