Seven teens face mob action charges after a violent robbery outside the Cermak/Chinatown Red Line station, Chicago Breaking News reports.
An 18-year-old man was robbed of his cell phone and some other items around 11 p.m. Friday, police told the paper.
A police source said a CTA video surveillance camera captured the attack and showed at least two of the suspects making a “running leap” and landing on the victim’s head.
“They stomped him,” the source said.
The victim suffered facial fractures and was taken in serious condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, police said. He is expected to survive.
“They pounded the sh-- out of him,” police said.
After they robbed the man, the teens ran into the 'L' station, where CTA security guards caught them on the platform, and held them until officers arrived, according to police.
Two 16-year-old suspects were charged as juveniles. The others are all 17, and were charged with felony counts of mob action, robbery and aggravated battery with great bodily harm, according to the report.
Police identified the suspects as Fimi Adedokun, of the 6100 block of North Damen Avenue; Stanton Demaret, of the 8100 block of Knox Avenue in Skokie; Devin Mossiah, of the 6600 block of North Ashland Avenue; Denzel Olagbegi, of the 1400 block of West Pratt Boulevard; and Duwon Polk, of the 1700 block of West Pratt Boulevard.
Bond was set at $200,000 for Olagbegi, $150,000 for for Adedokun and Demaret and $100,000 for Mossiah and Polk.
The two 16-year-olds, whose names are not being released, were turned over to juvenile authorities.