Man charged with burglarizing Old Town condo building

Update February 3, 2021 — George Moore pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary in exchange for two consecutive three-year prison sentences, according to court records. He received 295 days credit for time spent in jail before sentencing. Judge William O’Brien oversaw the case.

A South Loop man is being held without bail after he allegedly burglarized an Old Town condo building this month.

George C. Moore | CPD

Police arrested George C. Moore, also known as Corey Echols, on the 1900 block of North Howe around 7:45 p.m. on Mar. 13. Officers said Moore was captured on video breaking into a condo building on the 1600 block of North Burling one day earlier to steal a bicycle and packages that belonged to three different residents.

Moore was carrying a crowbar and had a bicycle cable lock with one end cut off, according to police records. He has been arrested seven times in Chicago over the past year.

Prosecutors charged Moore, age 36, with two felony counts of burglary, felony theft, felony possession of suspected heroin, and two misdemeanor counts of obstructing police.

Judge John Lyke ordered him held without bail for failing to appear in court on a previous theft charge. Moore remains jailed without bail.

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