Man held on assault charges in robbery
November 24, 2012 (CHICAGO) -- A Chicago man is being held on $500,000 bond on charges of assaulting and robbing a woman in River North Friday morning.
Police say Richard Mendoza kicked a woman to the ground and stole her purse on Erie between State and Michigan Friday at around 8:30 a.m.
He was caught after being chased down by good Samaritans.
Mendoza has 14 prior arrests and four convictions.
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