Sunday, September 03, 2017

Lakeview Architect Beaten, Robbed On Loop CTA Platform; Two Charged

Nash (top) and Price are charged with robbery and aggravated battery-great bodily harm, police said.
A 44-year-old Lakeview architect was severely beaten and robbed on a Loop Red Line platform, police said. Two men are in custody.

19-year-old Denzel Price of the Brighton Park neighborhood repeatedly punched the victim in the face after the man refused to let him use his cell phone on the Harrison station platform around 10 p.m. on August 22, police said. At the same time, 30-year-old Nathaniel Nash of the West Loop tried to rip away the victim’s shoulder bag, prompting the man to ask, “What do you want?”

When one of the men said, “money,” the victim pulled out his wallet, but it fell to the ground because he being “was continually punched and kicked by the offenders,” police said.

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Price and Nash stepped onto a waiting train, but cops caught up with them moments later and found the victim’s debit cards in their possession, according to prosecutors.

The victim treated for a broken facial bone, black eyes, and abrasions across his body at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Price and Nash are each charged with one count of robbery and one count of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm.

Bail for Nash is set at $250,000 while Price is being held in lieu of $150,000.
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  1. Let's disrupt the norm and hope justice is served to these trash bags.

  2. 44 yr old architect best get himself a gun and learn how to use it. Chicago is filled with bad dudes.

  3. They will get two weeks suspended. Misdemeanor.

  4. Pay attention Kim Foxx

  5. Architects may get justice but joe average not so much.

  6. These bail amounts seem much too high for a petty crime like this. QUICK, someone call fox foxx and get these upstandIng citizens released pronto. They must catch their flights back to NASA for their upcoming flight. Hopefully to the moon and never back.

  7. There are enhanced penalties for such attacks on CTA property. Please, CWB, keep track of this crime.

    1. It's on our list of cases to monitor. We'll keep you posted.

  8. They were given bail???

  9. Meanwhile the victim's ER bill would probably have paid a half year's salary for another cop. Sure one doesn't matter, but add all these bills up...

  10. This is Nash's fourth arrest in six months. He has also been arrested for battery (a week before this last collar), shoplifting, and trespassing. When he's not menacing the population of Chicago, he gets free room and board down at the Pacific Garden Mission.

  11. Bail seems awful high for misplaced property........