Monday, January 07, 2019

Four charged with beating, robbing man near Water Tower

Veshonae Holt, Jason Hunley, and two juveniles were arrested near the historic Water Tower | Google; CPD
Four teenagers are facing felony charges after a man was beaten and robbed by a group of juveniles and adults in Streeterville on Sunday evening, according to Chicago police.

Approximate location of Sunday night's robbery
A witness called 911 around 10:50 p.m. to report seeing a group of six people beating and robbing the man near the intersection of Pearson and Mies van der Rohe, behind Water Tower Place.

Police searched the area and found a group of teenagers near the historic Water Tower that matched descriptions provided by the victim. Four teens were identified by the victim and subsequently taken into custody.

A police spokesman tonight said four people have been charged with robbery in the case: 18-year-olds Jason Hunley and Veshonae Holt were charged as adults and two males—one age 17, the other 15—were charged as juveniles.

Judge Sophia Atcherson set bail for Hunley at $5,000 and at $7,500 for Holt. That means they may go free by posting a bond of $500 and $750 respectively.

Sunday’s attack comes amid growing concerns about mob violence along the post Magnificent Mile.
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