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Man Arrested After Stealing Wallet From Unconscious Edgewater Man Who Later Died Of Injuries

Facebook Photo of Eric Hall

A man has been arrested and is accused of picking through the pockets and stealing the wallet of an unconscious man at the Loyola red line station. That man, who accidentally fell down the platform’s stairs and was laying lifeless from injuries to his head, died a few days later at Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston.

The incident happened on January 13 at around 5 a.m. in the morning. The 48-year-old victim, Eric Hall, lived on the 1200 block of W. Granville in Edgewater and was a local bartender.

The mysterious circumstances had many questioning the reason for his death including robbery. But according to Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi, surveillance video from the scene showed that there was “no evident signs of foul play” and the injuries Hall received were “consistent with an accidental fall.”

CPD Photo of Calvin Greyer

However according to a CWB Chicago story, the story is much more alarming as surveillance footage that was displayed earlier in the month at a town hall meeting showed at man pick-pocketing Hall as he lay there bleeding. At the meeting area police were able to identify the man as 50-year-old Calvin Greyer, a man who they had many run-ins in the past at the Jewel at 3531 N. Broadway.

At about 10:30 p.m. last Friday, Greyer was spotted on the 3500 block of N. Broadway in Lakeveiw area and was taken into custody. According to prosecutors, the suspect is charged with felony theft and felony possession of a controlled substance after 28 Tramadol pills were found in his backpack at the time of the arrest.

According to the CWB Chicago report, Greyer has an extensive list of trouble with the law since 1985. Judge Mary Marubio ordered Greyer held in lieu of a $10,000 deposit bond and said he must go onto electronic monitoring if he makes bail.

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