Three people charged with Blue Line armed robbery

CHICAGO (STMW) - Two men and a teenager have been charged after robbing a man on a Blue Line train early Tuesday.

James A. Phillips, 25, of the 1400 block of South Canal Street; and Bryant W. Mitchell, 24, of the 1600 block of West LeMoyne Avenue, were each charged with one felony count of aggravated robbery with a firearm, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

A 17-year-old boy was charged with one felony count of aggravated robbery with a firearm and two counts of felony robbery, according to the statement.

At 4:57 a.m. Tuesday, a 23-year-old man was ridding a Blue Line train when Phillips, Mitchell, and the teenager approached the man and announced a robbery. The suspects implied that they had a gun, hit the man and took his belongings, according to the statement.

The suspects ran away, but after a brief foot chase officers near the Damen Blue Line stopped them. They were arrested and officers found the items they took from the man, police said.

The man suffered a cut over his left eye during the robbery, but he refused medical treatment, police said.

Phillips, Mitchell, and the teenager were scheduled to appear in bond court Wednesday.

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