A 45-year-old Chicago man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to two Evanston burglaries.
Kelly J. Skamra, of 527 W. 14th Place, was sentence by Judge Garritt Howard in Skokie district court earlier this week for burglaries in the 500 block of Grey Avenue and the 2800 block of Sheridan Road.
In the incident on Grey, a woman called police about 11:20 a.m. Dec. 1, to report that she was on the phone with her son who had just fled their home along with her daughter after a man forced entry to the home through a side door and made off with a laptop computer.
Thanks to a description provided by the son, police located Skamra in the 300 block of Dodge Avenue where they recovered items taken in the burglary and Skamra was positively identified as the burglar.
He was latered linked to the Sheridan Road incident, which occurred on Nov. 26, through a fingerprint found at the scene.
Skamra, who’s been in custody since his arrest, had been paroled last October after serving six years of a 12-year sentence for residential burglary.