A 23-year-old man has pleaded guilty to the crime and will spend 14 years in prison, Cook County officials confirmed Friday, Sept. 7.
Marcus Parker , of the 9800 block of South Maplewood Avenue, entered his plea in a Skokie courtroom on Sept. 6, according to court records. He was charged in three different cases for the crimes, which reportedly occurred on Chicago's North Side. He was charged with several felonies, including armed robbery, aggravated unlawful restraint and unlawful use of a weapon.
Authorities say Parker and another man held up several pedestrians with a loaded gun on several occasions in early December 2011, making off with credit cards and electronics.
Parker was sentenced to 14 years in prison this week by Judge Larry G. Axelrood. Cook County State's Attorney's Office spokesman Andy Conklin said the sentence does not mean he will serve 14 years for each case; rather, the sentences will run concurrently.
Parker was credited with time served for the 277 days he has spent in custody since his December 2011 arrest, . He also is responsible for $674 in court costs and will be on mandatory supervised release for three years after he serves his sentence, according to court records.