CHICAGO (CBS) — Three suspects are in custody Monday after beating and robbing a man on Sunday night, who was waiting for a CTA train near the Illinois Institute of Technology campus.
Police say a 19-year-old man was at the 35th Street Green Line stop around 8 p.m. Sunday night when three people approached and asked the victim for money. When the victim declined, the offenders struck the victim several times. The offenders robbed the victim of his cell phone, demanded that the victim give them the password and then fled the scene.READ MORE: Frontier Airlines To Expand Service To Midway International Airport In April
The 19-year-old man declined medical treatment.READ MORE: Cook County Opening 3 Mass Vaccination Sites This Week
Illinois Institute of Technology Public Safety Officers were able to locate and detain the three offenders.
CBS 2 spoke to CTA passengers who were surprised by the attack, especially because police headquarters are close by.MORE NEWS: Major Airlines Warn Of ‘Catastrophic Disruption’ To Travel And Shipping From 5G Debut Set For Wednesday By Verizon And AT&T
The three offenders were all 17-years old. They were taken into custody and charged. One was charged with felony robbery and misdemeanor battery. The other two were charged with felony robbery.