Update: Bike Theft Suspects Indicted

Two Chicago men charged by Wilmette police in spree face arraignment Aug. 8.

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.

TomH July 25, 2011 at 01:15 PM
Thanks for the update, Steve!
Bob Kastigar July 25, 2011 at 02:00 PM
I'm not sure what's happening is clear. The article says they were indicted last Friday (7/22, their second appearance in court) and that they are to be indicted on August 8th. How many times are they to be indicted? Why are there two dates for indictment? When will the actual trial take place?


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