A reward for information in the robbery and beating of an 80-year-old priest on the South Side has increased to $7,000.
The owners of a local pizza business are contributing $2,000 to the $5,000 offered by St. Sabina's Church, according to local reports.
Rev. Daniel Mallette was attacked Tuesday morning in the rectory of St. Margaret of Scotland Church. He suffered broken ribs and facial injuries, police said, and the suspects got away with $600 of the church's collections money.
Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina's Church offered a $5,000 reward this week for information leading to the suspects' arrests and convictions.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident.