Loop: Parolee charged after man’s beaten by six offenders for his phone, sack lunch

David Davis Jr is charged with robbery in the 300 block of South State Street. | Google; CPD

A man who’s on parole for battering three cops who tried to stop him for stealing on the Magnificient Mile in 2016 is now charged with being one of six men who beat a man in the Loop for a cell phone and a sack lunch.

Prosecutors say 24-year-old David Davis Jr and at least five others attacked the 33-year-old man around 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 11th outside a John Marshall Law School building in the 300 block of South State Street.

CTA canine officers working at a nearby Red Line station detained Davis and notified police after the victim and witnesses identified him as one of the offenders who punched the victim repeatedly in the face and body during the robbery, police said in an arrest report.

Prosecutors said the group of muggers got away with the victim’s phone, wallet, and his lunch bag that contained two boiled eggs, a slice of pizza, and chicken wings.

Judge Michael Clancy set Davis’ bail at $80,000. State records show that Davis was paroled on January 26 after serving less than half of three concurrent four-year sentences that he received for battering cops in the 800 block of North Michigan on March 8, 2016.

Another mob attack

Just two days after Davis was arrested, another victim was attacked by a large group of offenders who robbed him less than two blocks away on State Street.

At 5:50 p.m. on Nov. 13th, the victim was outside of a Subway restaurant at 120 South State when six or seven men pushed him to the ground and took his blue handbag that contained a laptop.

The offenders were described as young black men wearing dark clothing. One of the men had dreadlocks. They were all last seen running northbound on State Street, police said.
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