A man on parole for burglary was arrested after he burglarized one of the same locations that he was previously convicted of burglarizing in Zion, prosecutors said.
Robert L. Hollins, 33, of Zion, was charged with burglary and enhanced theft.
The Zion Police Department was called to a residence in the 2000 block of 20th Street in Zion on April 26 for a report of a burglary.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Kyle Doyle said the victim reported someone went into her garage and set off her alarm.
She witnessed the suspect go in and out of the garage.
The suspect took a bicycle from the garage and left the scene.
Officers found damage to a door leading to the garage, indicating the suspect kicked in the door to gain access, Doyle said.
A description of the suspect was provided and officers located Hollins two blocks away.
The victim positively identified Hollins as the suspect.
Hollins admitted to officers that he stole the bicycle, which did not belong to him, Doyle said.
State records show Hollins has served at least five separate sentences in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
The convictions were Lake County cases, dating back to 2011, and all involved burglary and thefts.
He was recently paroled from a state prison in November after serving a 72-month sentence for residential burglary.
Doyle said the burglary that occurred on April 26 was the same location that Hollins was previously convicted of burglarizing.
Lake County Judge Stacey Seneczko ordered Hollins held on a $200,000 bond, noting his extensive criminal history.
Hollins remains held in the Lake County Jail and would need to post $20,000 cash in order to be released.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 18.