Two Charged With Robbery On Chicago Ave Red Line Platform

Taylor (top) and Watkins are both charged with mugging a man on the Chicago Red Line platform.

Two men have been charged with beating and robbing a 30-year-old man on the Chicago Avenue Red Line platform early Wednesday.

Police said Tyrese Taylor, 27, and Kantray Watkins, 23, approached the victim and announced a robbery around 12:47 a.m. The two then began beating the victim and took his wallet before running away, according to authorities.

Cops said they found Taylor and Watkins hiding under a porch in the first block of East Superior a few minutes later. The victim’s wallet was found under the staircase where the two were hiding, a police spokesman said this morning.

The victim, who suffered minor injuries, identified both men as the robbers. Police returned the man’s wallet to him.

Taylor and Watkins are due in bond court on Thursday afternoon.

State records show that Taylor is currently on parole after serving half of a one-year sentence for aggravated DUI. He has three previous felony convictions for narcotics.

Watkins previously did time for burglary.

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