Teens beat 64-year-old man with pipe during Old Town robbery, police say

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A 64-year-old man was beaten with a pipe and robbed by four teenagers Thursday afternoon in the Old Town neighborhood, police said. Two arrests have been made.

The victim, who lives nearby in the Gold Coast, was walking in the 300 block of West Goethe when he was approached by four teens at 12:50 p.m. One of the teens began hitting the victim in the head and face with a metal pipe while another teen took the man’s reading tablet and wallet, according to a police report. The victim suffered cuts to the top of his head and nose.

Minutes earlier, the same group stole a jacket from a woman as she walked in the 200 block of West Goethe, according to court filings.

Police located two suspects nearby and took them into custody after a brief foot chase in the 1300 block of North Hudson.

Eighteen-year-old Kevin Williams, who became a legal adult just two days before the attack, is charged with Class X felony armed robbery with a dangerous weapon and theft. An unnamed juvenile has also been charged. The victims identified Williams and the juvenile as two of the offenders who robbed them, according to police.

Judge John Lyke ordered Williams to be held without bail. No further information is available about the juvenile because he is under 18-years-old and his case is shielded by law.
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