Chicago train robbery suspect’s mother recognizes him and drags him to police station: Reports


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The suspect wanted in a Chicago train robbery has been identified as a Loyola University student recognized by his own mother, who allegedly dragged him to the police station to surrender.

Zion Brown, an 18-year-old sophomore at Loyola University Chicago, was charged with armed robbery after allegedly stealing about $100 in cash at gunpoint from a Metra train conductor on Tuesday afternoon, WBBM-TV reported. After recognizing photos of a masked suspect – seen looking into a station security camera – shared by police and reported by media as her son, Brown’s mother brought him to a police station. police in Culver City to surrender him, CWB Chicago reported.

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The detail came to light during Brown’s bail hearing, where he was represented by a private defense attorney, who argued his client was hungry and looking for something to eat.

The suspect was seen wearing a black hoodie, black jacket, black pants and white sneakers. A black ski mask also covered his head and face.
(Metra Police Department)

Brown reportedly attended class after the armed heist, and her lawyer asked the judge to remember her own days as a starving college student to determine her bail. Cook County Judge Maryam Ahmad ordered Brown held without bond, Loyola Phoenix reported, citing the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

According to CWB, Ahmad rejected the defense attorney’s argument, saying that as a starving college student she herself would never have thought of robbing someone, and granted the state’s request. not to be released on bail.

Brown’s next court appearance is scheduled for March 4.

In this surveillance photo, the suspect is seen holding the semi-automatic handgun close to his waist as he walks down the platform and away from a train driver who has his hands raised.

In this surveillance photo, the suspect is seen holding the semi-automatic handgun close to his waist as he walks down the platform and away from a train driver who has his hands raised.
(Metra Police Department)

Metra Police initially asked the public for help identifying the suspect spotted in two surveillance photos at Van Buren Street Station in downtown Chicago. As the train pulled into the station around 2:17 p.m., the pictured assailant, who was a passenger, “pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun and called a robbery,” police said. He then allegedly stole the driver’s money and fled on foot into the station. One of the photos shows the masked suspect with a weapon on the platform.

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A conductor is seen in the background still holding his hands up.

During a police interview, Brown reportedly said the weapon he showed during the robbery was actually a BB gun, which he then allegedly threw in a dumpster in an alley. Brown had no criminal record.


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