Two Chicago men charged by Wilmette police with along the North Shore were indicted on three counts each Friday at Cook County Circuit Court in Skokie.
Kenneth Robertson, 31, and Gilberto Torres, 53, on charged of stealing more than 25 high-end bikes. Their apprehension came after several weeks of investigation that involved following the two men on a crime spree through Glencoe, Winnetka and Wilmette.
Both men were charged with one count of theft as a Class 2 felony and two more as Class 3 felonies. A Class 2 felony carries a 3- to 7-year prison sentence while a Class 2 crime can land a convicted felon in jail from 2 to 5 years, according to Cook County State's Attorney spokesman Andy Conklin.
Torres was also indicted for unlawful possession of a weapon, a Class 4 felony. He could receive an additional 1 to 3 years in jail for that crime, Conklin said.
Both men appeared in court with their attorney, Frank Kostoures, to hear the charges. Robertson was free on bail, and Torres remained at the Cook County Jail on a $75,000 bond.
Robertson and Torres are scheduled to be arraigned at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 8 at the Skokie branch of the county court system. At that time, they will enter a plea.
Stay tuned to Patch for more updates on the case.