Four people have been charged in connection with the battery and robbery of a 19-year-old Oak Lawn man in unincorporated Palos Park, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart said late last week.
Dart said that Sheriff’s Police detectives received a report on April 6 that a 19-year-old man had been severely beaten by several males in the 12900 block of South 83rd Court. According to the Sheriff’s Police investigation, the victim met a woman at the location, who led him inside a garage.
Men inside the garage then beat the victim with a metal object and kicked him, Sheriff’s Police said. One of the offenders allegedly took cash from the victim.
The victim was able to get away and get to a hospital, where Sheriff’s police were called. A metal stick believed to be used in the battery was recovered in the garage.
During the course of their investigation, Dart said that detectives identified four offenders Nicoletta Tzinares, 18, of Palos Park, Julian Lopez, 23, of Worth, Alex Ryan, 22, of Worth, and Manuel Juarez, 24, of Burbank,
All four were charged with aggravated battery:great bodily harm, and with robbery. They all appeared in bond court at the Bridgeview Courthouse on April 9. Bond for Lopez was set at $250,000; Ryan $300,000; Tzinares $100,000; Juarez, $250,000 and no bond on a previous, drug related case.
All four have court dates set in Bridgeview. Ryan and Tzinares are due in court on April 28. Lopez and Juarez are scheduled to appear on May 5.