Girl, 15, charged with 4 attacks and robberies aboard the Red Line

CHICAGO — A 15-year-old girl has been charged with participating in four attacks and robberies of CTA passengers along the Red Line this year, Chicago police said.

Investigators arrested the girl Tuesday in the 1200 block of South Wabash, not far from the Roosevelt CTA station.

She is accused of participating in the physical attack of a 26-year-old woman aboard a train at the Roosevelt station around 9:30 p.m. on January 8, police said.

The girl also participated in three robberies of CTA passengers:

  • A 23-year-old woman was physically attacked and robbed while riding a Red Line train at Cermak around 8:30 p.m. on May 6.
  • A 34-year-old man was battered and robbed on a Red Line train at the Thorndale station around 2:34 a.m. on May 11.
  • A 30-year-old man was robbed at the 47th Street Red Line station on July 4, but the time and exact location of the crime were not available.

The girl faces three charges of robbery and three counts of aggravated battery of a transit passenger, according to CPD.

No other information is available about her because the charges are filed in juvenile court. State law shields those records from public review.

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