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Pair charged with robbery, beating woman on Blue Line

Dwayne Mills (left) and Chitonia Shorter | Chicago Police

A man and woman were charged with beating a woman and stealing her cellphone on a CTA Blue Line train in April on the West Side.

Dwayne Mills, 25; and Chitonia Shorter, 18, both face one felony count of robbery for the April 28 hold-up, according to Chicago Police.

Bail was set at $500,000 Friday for Mills, of the 4900 block of West Congress Parkway, and his next court appearance is scheduled for June 14.

About 10:15 a.m., a 19-year-old woman was sitting on a Blue Line train in the 3200 block of West Congress when Mills and Shorter walked up to her, police said.

Mills struck her in the face and bit her hand while stealing the woman’s cellphone, police said. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital for treatment.

Shorter, who lives in the 2200 block of of West 54th Place, was arrested May 19 and has been ordered held at the Cook County Jail on a $50,000 bond, according to the sheriff’s office. She is next scheduled to appear in court June 14.

Surveillance images of the suspects in a beating and attempted robbery on a CTA Blue Line train. | Chicago Police
Surveillance images of the suspects in a beating and attempted robbery on a CTA Blue Line train. | Chicago Police
Surveillance images of the suspects in a beating and attempted robbery on a CTA Blue Line train. | Chicago Police
Surveillance images of the suspects in a beating and attempted robbery on a CTA Blue Line train. | Chicago Police