Update: 13-year-old girl helped downstate woman attack and rob CTA passengers in the Loop, prosecutors say

Autumn Stewart | CPD

A 13-year-old girl is charged with helping a downstate woman attack and try to rob a couple on a Red Line train in the Loop this week. It is the third time the girl has been arrested in recent months, according to a source.

And we have now learned that the woman, 18-year-old Autumn Stewart, is facing felony charges for allegedly shoplifting more than $7,500 worth of men’s cologne from two suburban Ulta Beauty stores this month.

Police arrested the 13-year-old and Stewart on the Jackson platform shortly after the robbery, around 9:14 p.m. Sunday, according to a police spokesperson. She is charged with attempted robbery and aggravated battery of a transit passenger.

Stewart, the girl, and a group of men allegedly tried to rob a 32-year-old woman of her phone on a southbound Red Line train and then battered the victim and her boyfriend.

Court records show that Stewart was free on a recognizance bond for felony retail theft at the time of the alleged robbery. On March 8, police arrested her for allegedly stealing bottles of men’s cologne worth $1,425 from an Ulta Beauty store in Northbrook. She was released after a court hearing the next day.

On March 14, a judge issued a warrant for her arrest in connection with another shoplifting incident shortly before the Northbrook heist. In that case, Stewart is accused of stealing men’s cologne worth $6,210 from an Ulta Beauty in Schaumburg.

The judge overseeing the Northbrook case will review her bond today, according to court records. Stewart needs to pay a $6,000 deposit to get out of jail on the other two charges.

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