Charges filed in Loop Red Line robbery

Corey Dailey (left) and Sherwan Williams were arrested near the State/Lake station. | CPD; Google

Charges have been filed in an early morning robbery aboard a Red Line train in the Loop on Thursday.

Police said 21-year-olds Corey Dailey of the West Pullman neighborhood and Sherwan Williams of south suburban Harvey robbed the victim with at least three accomplices as their northbound Red Line train approached the State/Lake station around 2:30 a.m.

Most of the offenders fled the scene and remain at-large, but Williams and Dailey lingered in the area and were arrested after they passed police officers who were tipped off to their involvement in the robbery by a CTA worker, according to a police statement.

The victim was not injured in the robbery, but police said his valuables were taken by force.

Williams and Dailey are each charged with one count of felony robbery. Dailey is also charged with possession of ecstasy and possession of 10 to 30 grams of cannabis, police said. Williams was also wanted on two warrants, according to authorities. Judge John Lyke ordered both men held without bail.

Court records show that Williams was sentenced to two years probation in 2015 after pleading guilty to committing a robbery on the West Side. After he repeatedly violated the terms of the probation sentence, he was sentenced to four years in prison with 342 days time served on May 16, 2017. He was paroled on April 27th.

Thursday morning’s robbery was at least the 14th to be reported in the past month on North Side Red Line trains and platforms, according to city data.

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