7 Teens Charged In Mob Beating In Chinatown

Updated 08/21/11 – 5:06 p.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Seven teenagers have been charged in the mob beating and robbery of an 18-year-old man in Chinatown.

Five 17-year-old boys have been charged as adults with felony robbery, mob action and aggravated battery, police said. Bond was set between $100,000 and $200,000 for all five on Saturday.

Two 16-year-olds were also charged with one count each of felony robbery and mob action, according to police.

The victim had just dropped off his girlfriend nearby and was walking west on Cermak Road near the Cermak-Chinatown stop at about 10:50 p.m. Friday when a group of seven teenagers jumped him, viciously beating him and stealing his cell phone and other belongings, police said.

The attack was caught on a CTA security camera and security guards inside the station called police, who arrested the seven teens a short time later.

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Police described the beating as vicious, saying that the attackers stomped on the victim’s head during the attack. He was listed in serious condition Sunday at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County and was expected to survive.

The 17-year-olds who were charged as adults were identified as Fimi Adedokun, of the 6100 block of North Damen Avenue; Stanton Demaret, of the 8100 block of Knox Avenue in Skokie; Devin Mossiah, of the 6600 block of North Ashland Avenue; Denzel Olagbegi, of the 1400 block of West Pratt Boulevard; and Duwon Polk, of the 1700 block of West Pratt Boulevard.

Bond was set at $200,000 for Olagbegi, $150,000 for Adedokun and Demaret and $100,000 for Mossiah and Polk.

The 16-year-olds were not being identified due to their age, but they have been turned over to juvenile authorities.

  • Sue

    What is the point of having Security Gaurds,When all they do is call the Police?

  • dont pay off the judge

    i hope they are put away for a very long time and learn what a real stompin’ is in jail…

  • Wallace Gator Bradley

    My name is Wallace Gator Bradley and I agree with don’t pay the judge

  • limod

    They are gonna a learn a lot more that is real when they go to jail-IF they go to jail.

  • ad

    They should all be charged as adults and get 20 years. They knew what they were doing when they took his phone. Make them accountable for there actions.

  • dan

    2 ways to solve the rash of cell phone robberies:

    1) Cell phone companies should include a self destruct mechanism that basically kills the phone when the owner reports it stolen-end of problem a destroyed phone will have no value


    2) The government should give smart phones to all the unfortunates kids that cannot afford them that way they will not have to steal them anymore

  • Sean More

    The need to boot camp these bad*ss kids.

  • Fanny Forbes Franklen

    Lake Michigan would make a lovely place for them.


  • Marty

    to Dan: so, another government handout? “The government should give smart phones to all the unfortunates kids that cannot afford them that way they will not have to steal them anymore” ARE YOU SERIOUS? GIVE GIVE GIVE. Who do you think pays for this????

  • josh

    ok i’ll ask the question we’re all thinking…what was the race of those damn monsters?

    • Jermain

      Devin, Denzel, Mossiah, Duwon? They are African Negros.

      • josh


  • tflow

    You racist crackers can qo to hell.!

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  • Meri

    Racism is never attractive. So Skokie is where a lot of African Americans live? That must be news to the predominately Jewish population. And you know they are black because, let me guess, oh yeah, the names sound black. And the victim was what race?

  • Meri

    Coming up on the 3 year anniversary of Derrion Albert’s beating death. He was black — just for the record.

  • A Nonviolent Black Male

    Its a troubling climate in chicago when the actions of a set few cast vicious stereotypes and feelings on the vast majority. The south side is a wasteland ran by gangs and overlooked by the powers of our city. It hurts to look at it for what it is and admit the more that my people african americans begin to descend to the downtown area the more negative feelings other races project. In my own neighborhood I cant be free and now evey person i walk past on the streets of downtown or streeterville thinks that I will mob and assault them.

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