Christopher D. Boyd, 40, of Skokie was found guilty in a Dec. 2011 Wilmette residential burglary where he, along with Creed V. McGee, 46, broke into a residence and stole $7,000 in jewelry, according to the Chicago Tribune. Boyd is scheduled to be sentenced on March 8.
Boyd and McGee were charged with residential burglary in Dec. 2011 after an 18-year-old resident of a home in the 900 block of Oakwood called the police, saying that he heard footsteps in the hallway, and saw the two men searching through a dresser, a previous Patch article states. Police arrested McGee at the scene, where they recovered $7,000 worth of jewelry including a pair of gold chains, a string of pearls and gold and silver pendants.
Boyd allegedly fled the scene in his car and later on foot after he was involved in an accident at the intersection of 17the Street and Lake Avenue. While police searched for Boyd, he allegedly hid in an unlocked garage.
“The car was his, and there was some other information that led to him as a second offender,” said Commander Patrick Collins told Patch in Jan. 2012. “Through Skokie and Evanston, we knew where he lived or might be hanging out and detectives were able to go down there.”
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