2 charged in Mount Prospect cab driver beating

July 26, 2011 9:12:13 AM PDT
Two northwest suburban men are charged in connection with the alleged beating and attempted robbery of a taxi driver.

Twenty-four-year-old Miguel Salas and 25-year-old Juan Martinez face aggravated battery charges.

Police say both suspects were riding in a taxi in Mount Prospect last Saturday night when Salas demanded money from the driver.

Police say both suspects began beating the cabbie, who called 911.

Salas and Martinez ran away but were caught by police.