Man held on assault charges in robbery

November 24, 2012 1:48:59 PM PST
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.