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4 Charged with Robbing, Beating Oak Lawn Man with a Metal Stick

Two Worth men, a Burbank man and a Palos Park woman are charged in connection the with the robbery and beating that took place in unincorporated Palos Park.

Nicolette Tzinares, 18, of Palos Park. | Credit: Cook County Sheriff
Nicolette Tzinares, 18, of Palos Park. | Credit: Cook County Sheriff
Four people have been charged in connection with the battery and robbery of a 19-year-old man in unincorporated Palos Park, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart said Friday.  

On April 6, a 19-year-old Oak Lawn man was severely beaten by several males in the 12900 block of South 83rd Court, police said. 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. One of the offenders 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.

Detectives identified four suspects: Julian Lopez, 23, of Worth, Alex Ryan, 22, of Worth, Manuel Juarez, 24, of Burbank, and Nicoletta Tzinares, 18, of Palos Park.  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.  Sheriff Dart reminds the public that the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law. 

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Just Me! April 15, 2014 at 06:33 PM
Her parents must be so proud of her for hanging with these punks!

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