Man charged with Easter Sunday mugging on Blue Line train in Loop

Update September 26, 2021: Anthony Rogers pleaded guilty to robbery in exchange for a sentence of two years probation. Judge Steven Watkins oversaw the case.

Prosecutors have charged a Rogers Park man with robbing a CTA passenger aboard a Blue Line train in the Loop on Easter Sunday, police said.

Anthony Rogers | CPD

Anthony Rogers, age 19, was one of two offenders who placed a 17-year-old victim in a headlock, battered him, and stole his valuables as the train neared the Washington station around 3:25 p.m., according to police.

About five hours later, members of CPD’s Mass Transit Unit saw Rogers on the Jackson Red Line platform and took him into custody.

Prosecutors charged him with one count of felony robbery. He is due in bond court on Tuesday.

Chicago police have arrested Rogers six times since September for charges including possession of more than 15 grams of heroin, resisting police, criminal damage to property, and retail theft. The statuses of those cases were not immediately available on Monday evening.

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