|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.
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.