Woman Charged With Attacking, Robbing 81-Year-Old Man At Loop CTA Station

Dollarson (right) is accused of attacking an 81-year-old man on a Loop CTA platform Monday.

The morning after an 81-year-old man plunged down a Loop CTA station staircase during a robbery on Monday night, his now-accused attacker took to Facebook:

“It don’t even matter from this point. I’m definitely going back to jail smh. I can’t deal with life. Tired of struggling. Tired of trying with a marriage that wasn’t gone last. Tired of my FUCKING LIFE PERIOD. Maybe I’m better off locked up. 15 years here I come. Mommy sorry baby, if I loved you like I claimed I did, I wouldn’t be in the situation I’m in…..”

Soon, acquaintances and strangers from across the internet were responding to Victoria Dollarson’s status update, urging her to turn herself it, posting links to media reports of the CTA attack, and worse.

As CWB Chicago reported on Thursday morning, a source who saw a police alert seeking an “unknown male” in the attack immediately identified the wanted person as a woman who frequents Lakeview’s many social service centers. We withheld Dollarson’s name because she had not been charged.

Until now.

Cops following up on a flood of tips arrested her Thursday night, police said. She’s charged with felony robbery of a victim over the age of 60.

On Monday evening, prosecutors say, Dollarson grabbed the elderly victim’s hand and cellphone as he stepped off of a Brown Line train at the Wabash station around 9:25 p.m.

A struggle ensued and the man fell down a staircase, causing him to sustain serious injuries. He is in critical condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said.

Court records show Dollarson pleaded guilty to a manufacture-delivery of crack cocaine and received two-years probation in April. A domestic violence arrest in September was recorded as a violation of her probation, but Judge Thomas Gainer reinstated the original sentence on September 20th.

This afternoon, her bail was set at $150,000.

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