Police arrest three juveniles in connection with cell phone robbery

Julian Gerez, Reporter

Police took two juveniles into custody Friday in connection with the robbery of a cell phone. A third juvenile was arrested Tuesday, police said.

On Jan. 10, a 28-year-old woman exited a Chicago Transit Authority station and was followed by the two girls, Chicago residents of 13 and 14 years of age, until the 800 block of Judson Avenue, police said. At around 12:05 a.m., the two teenagers took the 28-year-old’s phone, valued at about $600, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

Evanston police detectives cooperated with the CTA to take the two teens into custody. They have been charged with robbery, police saidTuesday.

“(The CTA is) very helpful in getting us video from the stations and on the train, and they’re very quick with it,” Dugan said. “They’re good with sharing information.”

A third juvenile, a 15-year-old girl who police said was involved in the incident, was taken into custody Tuesday and also charged with robbery.

The three girls will appear in juvenile court, police said Tuesday.

Police increased patrols at mass transit stations because of alerts from the state department and to deter incidents like this, Dugan said.

This post was updated Tuesday at 11:32 p.m.

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