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Loyola Student Charged with Armed Robbery

Zack Miller | The Phoenix A Loyola student is being held without bail for robbing a conductor at Van Buren Street Station in the Loop.

A Loyola student was arrested after robbing a train conductor Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. 

Zion Brown was charged with armed robbery for stealing cash from a Metra conductor at gunpoint Feb. 15 around 2:07 p.m., the Cook County State’s Attorney office said. 

As the train pulled into Van Buren Street Station in the Loop, Brown displayed a gun and announced a robbery, according to a Feb. 16 Metra press release. Brown fled into the station after taking $100 from the conductor, according to CBS.

It was disclosed in bond court that Brown surrendered to the police after his mother saw him in photos published by the media and took him to turn himself in, according to CBS. Brown’s attorney argued he stole the cash because he wanted money to eat, CBS said.

Brown, 18, was denied bail by Cook County judge Maryam Ahmad, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney office. 

Brown was arrested the night of the incident, according to the news release. 

Brown’s next court hearing is scheduled for March 4, the Cook County State’s Attorney said. 

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