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Chicago teen’s mom turns in son after he allegedly robbed train conductor at gunpoint

CHICAGO (TCD) — An 18-year-old Loyola University student got turned in to the police by his mother after he allegedly robbed a train conductor at gunpoint.

Metra Police, which oversees protecting the city’s commuter trains, said on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 2:07 p.m., a passenger pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and “announced a robbery.” The suspect allegedly stole money from the conductor and fled on foot as the train pulled into the Van Buren Street Station. Photos from the train and the station show a man wearing black pants, a black sweatshirt, black parka, black gaiter, and white sneakers.

Metra Police confirmed the next day that a suspect was arrested in Calumet City overnight.

According to NewsNation Now, the suspect, Zion Brown, reportedly said he stole the money because he was hungry and wanted to “buy a snack before his next university lecture.” Brown’s mother reportedly recognized him in the photos and drove him to the police station to turn himself in.

Brown was booked into Cook County Jail and is being held without bond, CBS Chicago reports.


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