Brandon Taylor, 44, of the Grand Crossing neighborhood was arrested May 27 on the 19th floor of a residential building near Addison and Lake Shore Drive after a resident saw Taylor inside his condo via a remote security system.
Cops say when they found Taylor—sweating profusely while wearing a black winter hat and brown gloves—he claimed to be knocking on doors in search of a job. Taylor then dropped several pieces of jewelry on the floor while admitting, "alright, I'm stealing power tools and pipe, but I'm not going into any units."
|Taylor (Cook Co. Sheriff's Dept)|
Taylor is facing multiple charges including burglary, theft, and possession of burglary tools in connection with the May 27 case as well as with thefts from a condo in the 3400 block of Lake Shore Drive on May 2 and May 12.
Prosecutors are seeking to upgrade the 3400 LSD charges because the victim is over the age of 60.
Bail is set at $200,000.