Officials have charged seven teens today for beating and robbing an 18-year-old man Friday outside of the Cermak-Chinatown CTA station, police said.
The attack happened about 11 p.m. at 138 W. Cermak Rd. outside of the Red Line stop, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.
The victim was robbed and beaten and sustained facial injuries and was taken to John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital of Cook County, Mirabelli said.
The man was walking westbound on Cermak Road when the group of teens approached him and demanded his cellphone and other items before robbing and battering him, police said.
After the teens robbed the man of a cell phone, debit card and identification card, they ran into the L station and were on the platform when they were spotted by security guards working for the CTA who were then able to hold the teens for police, Mirabelli said. The CTA security personnel also recovered parts of the victim's phone along the platform, police said. The atack was caught on CTA videotape, officials said.
Two of the suspects are 16 years old and were charged as juveniles with robbery and mob action. The other five are 17 years old and were charged as adults with robbery, mob action, and aggravated battery with great bodily harm, all felonies.
The adult offenders appeared in bond court today.
Fimi Adedokun, 17, of the 6100 block of N. Damen Avenue in Chicago was ordered held on $150,000 bail; Stanton Demaret, 17, of the 8100 block of N. Knox Avenue in Skokie was ordered held on $150,000 bail; Devin Mossiah, 17, of the 6600 block of North Ashland Avenue in Chicago was held on $100,000 bail; Duwon Polk, 17, of the 1700 block of W. Pratt Boulevard in Chicago was held on $100,000 bail and Denzel Olagbegi, 17, of the 1400 block of West Pratt Boulevard in Chicago was held on $200,000 bail after being charged in an unrelated robbery in April.