2 Teens Held In Red Line Robbery

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two teenage boys were arrested early Thursday and charged as juveniles, after allegedly assaulting one man and robbing another on a Red Line train in the Loop.

About midnight near the State and Lake stop, the victim found two police officers and told them someone had just threatened to shoot him on a CTA subway train, according to Central District police Lt. Robert Lajewski.

After the officers accompanied the victim down to the platform to investigate, a train approached and police stopped the two suspects when they got off the train and the victim identified them.

Police found a second victim when a man getting off the train saw police with the teens and said: “Hey, they just robbed me,’’ the lieutenant said.

That man said the suspects took his mp3 player and cell phone, which were recovered.

The 16-year-old boys were arrested, and one was charged with robbery and the other with assault, Lajewski said.

The boys are not being identified because they are juveniles, but the lieutenant said they are from the South Side.

This was at least the second robbery that resulted in an arrest on the Red Line in the past 72 hours.

At 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, Nepal native Raman Dhital was riding a Red Line train from downtown, when three stole his video camera and hit him. A team of Guardian Angels caught the suspects and held them for police.

The suspects — Ryan Mitchell, 19, of the 9600 block of South Langley Avenue; and Hoyle Marshall, 22, of the 9600 block of 9600 block of South Union Avenue — are charged with robbery and battery causing bodily harm.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • ERR

    16 yr olds after midnight on a school night, bet parents are proud of their criminal offspring….what a waste…..

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  • Concerned Citizen

    It’s past time to hold the parents of the kids responsible! The courts just let the kids go, we refuse to even print the names of these delinquents in the paper and we do nothing but protect them.

    We have crime in this country because we want it. We could stop it tomorrow if we really wanted too. The parents and the kids are protected, and never have to suffer any conquences for the deeds of their wayward kids. They are a mince to society. Make the parents responsible by having them serve time along with these hoodlums. Shame the families and print their names, faces along with their “little darlings” in the paper and on T.V. If you don’t want to be shamed, get your kids under control. We make heroes of these people.

    • Aaron

      enough said….. The smartest answer to the problem entirely.

  • Greywolf445

    Wanna see your tax’s go down–they should throw these punks on a chain gang–have them digging trenchs and rainwater ditchs–cutting weeds along roads and cleaning out creeks etc–and yes if necessary use force to make them do it–its about time they got their ass’s spanked real good

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  • Jorge Zavala

    This also happen to my son 3 weeks ago. They were able to catch one of five. I just wish the law were more enforced. They should teach these punks a lesson before they are more of a treat. Rahm, Chico, Del Valle and Braum. By putting more police on the streets is no going to solve the problems you have to enforce the laws or change them to be more effective.


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