Cops: Parolee who went on robbery spree charged in Northbrook

Posted by Admin on 12 May 2016


Charges have been submitted in Northbrook against a 27-year-old man charged of dressing as a woman while going on a north suburban burglary spree earlier this month, just three days after he was released on parole.

Christopher A. Hornezes faces one count of felony heist, Northbrook police announced Friday.

A staff member told investigators he was in the back room of a business in the 300 block of Skokie Boulevard preparing to close business about 9 p.m. April 8 when Hornezes, using women s clothing, got in the room equipped with a knife, authorities stated.

He required money, and the staff member offered him cash from the register, cops said.

The hold-up was Hornezes second stop throughout a three-day criminal activity spree after stealing a vehicle in Waukegan April 7 and robbing 2 more shops in Lincolnshire and Gurnee early April 9, authorities allege.

He was apprehended in Chicago later on that day, and had actually been held by the Illinois Department of Corrections for violating parole, according to Lincolnshire cops.

On Thursday, Hornezes was purchased held in the Cook County Jail on a $150,000 bond for the Northbrook break-in, cops stated. He is due back in court May 18. Charges are pending in the Lincolnshire break-in.

The Zion resident had actually been launched on parole for a previous theft conviction three days prior to the Lincolnshire robbery, according to IDOC.