Man mugged by teens at Belmont Brown Line

A southbound Brown Line train arrives at the Belmont station in March 2018. | File

Update 1:15 p.m. — Chicago police have just provided an update on charges involving the case. In addition to the charges filed against the 13-year-old as reported below, a 16-year-old girl is charged with misdemeanor theft and a 15-year-old girl is charged with misdemeanor obstruction of identification.

A group of teenagers attacked and robbed a man aboard a Brown Line train Wednesday evening at the Belmont station, 945 West Belmont, police said. Charges are pending against two offenders.

The 55-year-old victim told police that he was on a southbound train when five teenagers punched him and took his property at 10:39 p.m., according to a CPD report.

CTA workers held the train at the station while police responded to the scene.

As officers investigated, a witness reported that a girl was moving between cars on the train with the victim’s property. Police found the girl hiding under the seats on the train, police said.

Two juveniles were taken into custody for the robbery and charges are pending against one of them. A 13-year-old boy was also arrested for misdemeanor obstruction of identification.

No further information is available about the offenders because they are juveniles.

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