Chicago police officers got their big break while investigating a Walgreens robbery on the Gold Coast. The robber left his wallet behind.
Prosecutors on Friday filed burglary charges against 24-year-old Earis McGee. It’s been almost two months since he allegedly robbed a store at his 1200 North Dearborn.
McGee stood in line as if to buy, but at about 2:03 p.m. on Jan. 25, he suddenly jumped on the counter and began collecting packets of cigarettes, the assistant state attorney said at McGee’s bail hearing. said Victor Aberdeen of
He allegedly grabbed about $240 worth of smoke from shelves and the hands of employees and ran out the door. Unfortunately, according to Aberdeen, he left his wallet behind.
A Walgreens employee who opened the wallet saw Maggie’s state ID and recognized him from “previous correspondence,” Aberdeen said.
CPD officials caught up with McGee on Wednesday. Aberdeen said he has a pending retail theft case and he has two misdemeanor convictions behind him.
The assistant public defender told Judge Maryam Ahmad that McGee was a pharmacist at a local hospital and also worked as a cleaning contractor for the CTA.
Ahmad determined that McGee could start electronic surveillance by posting bail of $5,000.