Boy, 16, charged in violent CTA robbery

A 16-year-old boy was charged in connection with a violent armed robbery on a CTA train earlier this month on Chicago's Near West Side.

The teen was allegedly part of a group who beat up and robbed a 17-year-old boy at gunpoint on June 8 near the Racine Blue Line Station, according to police.

The 16-year-old was arrested Tuesday in the Washington Park neighborhood. He was charged with armed robbery with a firearm and aggravated battery in a public place, both felonies.

The teen, who has not been identified due to his age, has a juvenile detention hearing scheduled for Thursday.

No further information was provided.