An 18-year-old man of south suburban South Holland was charged in connection with two armed robberies on the CTA Red Line in January.
Thomas Collins, 18, was charged with aggravated robbery with a firearm and armed robbery, both felonies, Chicago police said.
Collins was taken into custody about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, after being positively identified as the person who allegedly robbed a 14-year-old boy at gunpoint about 3 p.m. Jan. 8 in the 1100 block of North State Street, police said.
He was also wanted in connection with a second robbery about 1:40 p.m. Jan. 10 in the 100 block of North State Street, where he allegedly flashed the handle of a gun to a 16-year-old boy before robbing him of his personal property, police said.
No one was injured in either robbery, police said.
Police released a community alert warning residents of the incidents on the Red Line.
Judge Susana L. Ortiz set Collins’ bail at $75,000 during a hearing Thursday, according to Cook County court records. He is due back in court Feb. 11.