CHICAGO (WLS) --Four purses were stolen during the middle of the day from a store on Michigan Avenue. They were worth $12,000, Chicago police said.
My guess is the perpetrators will be locked up by the end of August. Whether or not they're convicted and sentenced to prison time is another matter, but they'll probably sit in jail awaiting trial because they'll be unable to post bail.
If the robbers are tried and convicted, time spent in jail while awaiting trial counts toward any prison sentence that might follow.
Here's an excerpt from another brief Chicago Tribune story that didn't draw much attention yesterday.
"Four teens were charged after a four-hour standoff in the city's Lawndale [Chciago] neighborhood Sunday afternoon. Malik Earkins, 19, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, criminal trespass and criminal damage to property."
I Googled Mr. Earkins and found a June 2015 Tribune article about him. Earkins was mistakenly held in prison for an extra five months on a previous burglary conviction. He was released this past May. Mr. Earkins commented on the mistake:
"It sucks," Erkins, now 18, said in a recent interview at his home. 'There was no reason I had to spend an extra five months of my life in prison."
Perhaps the court can give him a five-month credit toward his next prison sentence.