Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Who Is This Red Line Passenger? Cops Say He Robbed And Beat An Old Man Into A Coma

Police identified this man as the suspected attacker.
A 70-year-old man was beaten into a coma during a robbery on a North Side Red Line train two months ago, police said. Now, the victim has regained consciousness and has identified his attacker. Police need your help in tracking down the offender.

The victim was found unresponsive and unable to speak at the Sheridan Red Line station around 2:30 a.m. on August 7, police said. Last Thursday, the victim was finally able to communicate. He told police that he had been beaten and robbed by the man shown in this surveillance photo.



Detectives isolated this image from CTA camera footage which indicates the attack took place near the Red Line’s Granville stop, officials said.

The attacker is described as a black man between 19- and 25-years-old who stands about 5’8” tall and weighs 130-160 pounds.

Police asked anyone with information about the suspect or the attack to call Area North Detectives at (312) 744-8263.

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6 comments:

  1. [insert sarcasm] What right does a 70 year old man have to be on the CTA at 2:30 AM???
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    Now I'm being serious. Is that the victim laying down on the floor behind the POS offender? CWB includes the full image which shows the offender in his full glory, t-shirt, (victim's?) wallet and all. It certainly makes you wonder why the Tribune crops the image so tightly.

    Thank you CWB and please don't stop sharing the truth!

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    1. Interesting. I saw this cropping after you mentioned it. Chicago Tribune NOW has "uncropped" the image and shows the full frame like CWB. Maybe they read this blog!

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  2. Head trauma victims often misidentify their assailants and their eyewitness testimony rarely holds up in court. Remember court and testifying? The good old days when victims sought justice, even when the chips were against the victims.

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    1. Bad thing is there's Kim Foxx!

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  3. What is incredibly disheartening and truly sad and pathetic is even if located and arrested and found guilty , all he will receive probation or 5 year sentence cut into a third and he will be out next year from prison ..... That's was so sickening. But at same time is reality of what goes on in cook county under the direction of states attorney Kim Foxx who protects criminals more than prosecutes them Who would of thought in a million years that Sherrif Dart the jailer and the county prosecutor is more in favor of the thugs then the good honest law abiding people. Man, this world is backwards! This is why I read this blog because the national and local Chicago Media sun times and tribune is insane slanted and unbalanced to be so damn politically correct and this blog reports no holds barred honest and truthful news with no slant. And they do it for free and with a few small donations from here and there Hats 🎩 off to you Cwb

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