5 in custody after 2 men, 62 and 72, robbed on Red Line

The 62-year-old was punched in the face and the 72-year-old was dragged to the ground, police said.

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Two people were hospitalized after a fight broke out June 5, 2022 at an Englewood CTA station.

Two men were robbed on a Red Line train May 28, 2020.

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Five people were arrested for allegedly robbing a 62- and 72-year-old man Thursday on a Red Line train on the South Side.

The men were on a southbound train about 12:12 a.m. when one person punched the 62-year-old in the face and took his bag, Chicago police said. Others in the group dragged the 72-year-old to the ground before taking his bag as well.

The robbers got off the train at the 47th Street station and jumped on a northbound train, police said. They got off again at 35th Street, where officers took five people into custody as they tried to flee.

Both men refused medical treatment, police said.

Charges are pending against four minors and one adult, police said.

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