CTA union president says violence on Chicago trains, buses is out of control
Sunday's shooting was the fifth violent incident in the past week on Chicago's CTA trains and buses. Other attacks included stabbings, and beatings on train platforms. On Monday, the operator of a Red Line train was lured by a person who claimed to need help retrieving their phone; that person then pushed the operator on to the tracks. Dane Placko reports.
CHICAGO - A 17-year-old boy is accused of robbing multiple people in Chicago on public transit.
The juvenile is charged with one felony count of robbery while armed with a firearm and two felony counts of robbery while armed with a dangerous weapon.
The 17-year-old was identified by Chicago police as the suspect who robbed multiple victims on public transit.
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The incidents happened at the following locations and times:
- 0-100 block of East Cermak Road on Oct. 3, 2021
- 0-100 block of East Roosevelt on Oct. 3, 2021
- 1100 block of South State Street on Feb. 22, 2022.
The offender was arrested Saturday and charged accordingly.