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Man Charged With String Of Near North Side Burglaries

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A South Side man with a lengthy criminal history has been charged with a string of burglaries on the Near North Side.

Willie Norman, 55, faces four felony counts of burglary and one felony count of possession of a controlled substance, according to Chicago Police. He also faces multiple traffic citations.

Willie Norman
Willie Norman (Source: Chicago Police)

Norman committed two robberies in the 400 block of West Superior, one on Aug. 7 and another on Aug. 26, according to police. He also committed two burglaries in the 800 block of West Eastman, one on Sept. 13 and another on Oct. 21.

Norman was arrested after a routine traffic stop at 10:20 a.m. Sunday in the 800 block of North Cambridge, police said. He is being investigated for more burglaries.

Police said he has 27 felony and 31 misdemeanor arrests, with a total of 12 convictions.

Norman, a Greater Grand Crossing resident, was denied bail at a hearing Tuesday, according to Cook County sheriff's office records. He was scheduled back in court Monday.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2017. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)


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