15-year-old girl charged with robbing, attacking Red Line passengers

Surveillance images from Chicago police show the suspects in a robbery at the 79th Street Red Line. (Chicago Police Department)

CHICAGO — Prosecutors have filed charges in connection with three violent robberies that occurred on the Red Line on May 10. The accused is a 15-year-old girl.

Chicago police recently released community alerts about two crime patterns on the city’s train system and shared CTA surveillance photos of suspects in both sets of crimes. A female with a distinctive pink hairstyle appeared in both alerts, but it is unclear if she is the person charged.

An alert issued Friday warned about a robbery at the 79th Street Red Line station around 10:45 p.m. on May 10. Six people beat a 29-year-old and took his property, police said. The CPD announced yesterday that they had charged the 15-year-old girl with participating in the crime.

Another alert, released on May 11, included pictures of six females who police said were involved in four aggravated batteries and robberies along the Red Line between May 6 and May 10. The crimes occurred at 7:49 p.m. on May 6 at Clark-Division; 8:30 p.m. on May 6 at Cermak-Chinatown; 12:04 a.m. on May 10 at 95th Street; and at 2:18 a.m. on May 10 at Cermak-Chinatown.

CPD announced yesterday that the 15-year-old is charged with attacking and robbing a 22-year-old woman during the 95th Street incident and doing the same to a 21-year-old woman during the May 10 robbery at Cermak-Chinatown.

She is charged with three counts of robbery and three counts of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm.

CTA surveillance images show the suspects in a series of robberies and batteries committed on the Red Line on May 10. (Chicago Police Department)

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