3 teens are charged with a series of robberies on the Red Line between the Loop and Howard

Prosecutors have charged three teenagers with committing robberies on Red Line trains and platforms between the Loop and Howard over the past six weeks. Police arrested the group Wednesday on the 5100 block of South Wentworth, according to a CPD report.

Authorities charged a 15-year-old boy with two counts of felony robbery. He allegedly robbed a 33-year-old man on a Red Line train near Harrison at 11:50 p.m. on April 13. He also allegedly robbed a woman at the Howard station around 10:30 p.m. the same night, according to information in CPD’s online database.

A Red Line train travels through the Loop subway in 2019. | File

A 15-year-old girl is charged with two counts of robbery of a victim over the age of 60 and one count of robbery for three separate crimes.

Prosecutors charged her with robbing a 28-year-old woman at the Thorndale station on the evening of April 25 and then robbing 64-year-old TV host Will Clinger at the Addison station a short time later.

She is also charged with robbing a 74-year-old man at the Fullerton station at 7:10 p.m. on March 21.

A 17-year-old boy who was previously charged with the Thorndale mugging is now charged with robbing Clinger, too, according to info from CPD. Prosecutors also charged him with participating in the Harrison robbery with the 15-year-old boy on April 13.

He faces a total of three robbery counts, including one for targeting a victim over the age of 60.

Police arrested the 17-year-old shortly after Clinger’s robbery when cops spotted him outside the 19th District police station in Lakeview, CWBChicago reported last month. He was only charged with the Thorndale hold-up that night.

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