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70-Year-Old Man Awakens After 2 Months, Says He Was Beaten & Robbed On CTA Red Line

By Stephen Gossett in News on Oct 18, 2017 3:28PM

A 70-year-old man who was beaten and robbed at a CTA Red Line station in August has regained the ability to communicate and was able to identify his attacker, police said.

The victim was found by police at the Sheridan CTA station at around 2:30 a.m. on Aug. 7, according to police.

The man was "unresponsive" and could not communicate while he was hospitalized. He regained the ability to communicate on Oct. 12, more than two months after he was attacked. He told authorities he had been beaten and robbed.

Police located video of the attack on the Red Line. They believe it occurred at the CTA Granville stop.

Police also released a surveillance image of the suspected attacker. He was described as standing between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-9 and weighing between 130 and 160 pounds. He is between 19 and 25 years old, police believe. He was wearing a green Nike tee shirt, blue jean shorts and gray running shoes, police said.

Chicago Police Department