A Woodlawn man is charged with robbing and battering an 85-year-old woman as she tried to enter her condo building near the Magnificent Mile on Tuesday morning, police said. The attack was captured on surveillance video.
Police arrested Tony Davis on Friday after he allegedly violated a CTA rule near State and Illinois, according to a CPD media alert. Officers subsequently identified him as the man who grabbed the elderly woman’s purse and threw her to the pavement on the 100 block of East Grand earlier this week.
The woman suffered a head injury, but is expected to recover, according to a neighbor.
Prosecutors charged Davis, age 45, with felony robbery, felony aggravated battery of a victim over the age of 60, and misdemeanor violation of CTA rules.
More information is expected to be released about the incident and Davis’ arrest during his bond court appearance on Saturday afternoon.