Group of teens seriously injure, rob man on CTA train; charges filed

Three teenage boys, all under the age of 17, beat and robbed a man on a CTA train near the Roosevelt station on Tuesday evening, police said. The victim was hospitalized in serious condition.

Police said group beat, kicked, and robbed the 51-year-old man aboard the train around 8:15 p.m. They took the man’s phone, exited at Roosevelt, and fled the station.

Officers searched the area and spotted three teens nearby who matched descriptions provided by the victim. He identified the group as the people who attacked him on the train and police arrested the trio — two 16-year-olds and a 14-year-old.

An ambulance transported the victim to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition, according to a CPD spokesperson.

Prosecutors charged each teen with one felony count of robbery.

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