Loop: 3 charged with beating 7-Eleven clerk with skateboards to steal sandwiches

(L to R): Dahveed Richards; Calvin Varga; and Aaron Wallas. | CPD

Three men, including one who had been released early from prison less than a week earlier, have been charged with beating a Loop convenience store clerk with skateboards during a robbery attempt early Thursday, according to police and state records.

Dahveed Richards and Aaron Wallas, both 22, and 23-year-old Calvin Varga are each charged with felony attempted robbery and felony aggravated battery of a merchant.

Prosecutors said they put food in their pants and then used skateboards to severely beat the store clerk at 29 East Madison around 1:55 a.m. The 42-year-old victim was beaten in the face and head and may have also been bitten, according to a police report.

The clerk flagged down a passing police officer who arrested Richards and Wallas at the scene. Varga was taken into custody a short time later.

The victim was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment of head injuries and bite wounds. An officer on the scene said the attack was “a pretty bad one.”

Bail for Varga and Richards was set at $10,000 and $5,000 respectively. No bail information was immediately available for Wallas.

State records show that Varga was given early release from prison on April 12th after serving half of two concurrent four-year sentences for burglary and theft. He previously served three years for possessing a stolen motor vehicle.

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