|McGill | Ill. Dept. of Corrections|
Cops on patrol in Lincoln Park around 3 a.m. Monday reported seeing a man leave a yard in the 2400 block of North Southport with a bicycle.
Officers stopped the man, now identified as career burglar Theodore McGill, who is being charged with multiple counts of burglary from the area, according to a tweet by the 19th District CAPS office and a police report.
State and court records show that McGill was sentenced to serve 85% of two concurrent 9-year prison sentence for burglaries committed in 2012. Yet he managed to be released from prison in March 2017 after serving less than five years.
Prior to that sentence, the now-54-year-old was sentenced to eight years for burglary in 2007; three years for theft in 2005; six years for burglary in 2001; two years for theft in 2000; six years for burglary in 1997; six years for armed robbery in 1994; three years for burglary in 1991; and two concurrent three year terms for robbery and aggravated battery in 1989. He was released early each time.
McGill is due in bond court on Tuesday. We will update our report if additional charges are filed.
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