Four Charged in Metra Passenger Robberies

Four teens were charged in a series of robberies near the Gresham Metra station

By Diane Znamierowski
|  Monday, Oct 24, 2011  |  Updated 8:33 AM CDT
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Four teenagers face charges in connection with a series of train station robberies targeting Metra passengers along the Rock Island District Line.

Police caught 19-year-old Donquell Tillman, and 15-year-old Eric Vaughn showing off a .380-caliber gun Saturday outside Walter Gresham Elementary School. When confronted by police, Tillman admitted the pair was planning a robbery.  

Officers arrested the teenagers and recovered the weapon without incident.  

Police say Metra passengers near the Gresham Metra station in the 8700 block of South Halsted Street were targeted by the pair of teens on five separate occasions this month.

The two teenagers matched the physical description of the offenders wanted in the rash of robberies, police said.

Further investigation revealed two more offenders were involved in the crimes: 18-year-old James McGill and 18-year-old Tommie Gilmore also were charged with multiple counts of robbery.

Tillman and Vaughn are scheduled to appear in Central Bond court Monday.

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