By Craig Kapitan - Express-News
An ex-con from Universal City suspected by police of having participated in about 20 armed heists in San Antonio and surrounding communities over the past year was ordered Tuesday to serve 60 years in prison.
Melvin McNeil, 39, was alleged to be so prolific that authorities dubbed him simply “The North Side Robber.” So far, he has been indicted for 11 area robberies, and in October a jury handed him his first conviction of the bunch: for a Subway restaurant
Victims from several other robberies took the witness stand Tuesday and last week to identify McNeil as the culprit. If he is later convicted of the other robberies, prosecutors have indicated that they will ask for his sentences to be stacked.