Four men, juvenile charged with bike theft beating

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Four men and one juvenile are facing serious felony charges.

The men were apparently trying to recover a bike, but they are accused of using brutal methods.

The entire incident was caught on surveillance video.

It was the middle of the afternoon in Wicker Park when police say the crime took place at a Shell Gas Station parking lot located at Division and Damen.

Police say the victim thought he was just meeting one person – a juvenile – to sell his bike, but was suddenly attacked by four others.

Police arrived and took the four men and the juvenile into custody. They have all been charged with armed robbery and aggravated battery.

The four 18 year olds are Patrick Moran, Carter Coates, Michael Kralis and Andrew Patterson.

On Wednesdays, the suspects each received a $75-thousand dollar bond in court.

The suspects’ next court appearance is scheduled for next week.

Police told FOX 32 that the victim has minor injuries.

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