Three people have been charged with hitting and robbing two passengers on a CTA bus on the Near West Side.
The victims suffered minor injuries in the attack, which occurred around 1 a.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of West Roosevelt Road in the Little Italy neighborhood, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer VeeJay Zala.
The suspects were arrested after police reviewed video from the bus, police said.
Akeem J. Manago, 18, of the 1200 block of West 14th Street was charged with aggravated battery in a public place, felony armed robbery and unlawful use of a weapon, all of them felonies, police said. He also was charged with misdemeanor counts of having a firearm and ammunition without a Firearm Owner's Identification Card.
Christopher Jackson, 17, was charged with armed robbery and aggravated battery in a public place, both felonies, police said.
A 15-year-old boy was charged as a juvenile with felony robbery, being armed with a dangerous weapon and aggravated battery occurring in a public place.
Manago and Jackson are expected to appear in bond court today. Information about the juvenile was not available, police said.
According to a community alert issued Tuesday, two similar attacks happened on CTA buses late Saturday evening and early Sunday: the one on Roosevelt and another in the 1300 block of South Racine.
In each case, eight to 15 teenagers got on the bus without paying and began hitting people. The teens made off with a cell phone and another electronic devices.
Police said they continue to investigate and may be searching for more people.
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