Editor’s note: This story has been updated from the original with a correction sent by the Evanston Police Department about where the gun was found on the man arrested.
A 58-year-old man was being held without bond at Cook County Jail after being arrested and charged with two felonies – armed robbery and being an armed habitual criminal – for the gunpoint robbery of a teenage boy on a CTA train.
Darryl Walton of the 5600 block of South Sangamon St., is scheduled to appear in court in the Cook County Circuit Court’s Skokie branch on Jan. 10, according to a news release from the Evanston Police Department.
The armed robbery took place on a train at 9:30 p.m. Dec. 14. The 17-year-old was sitting across from a man on a southbound train heading out of the Davis Street Station when the man got up, showed a gun and told the teen, “give me what you got,” police said.
The teenager, who was not harmed, turned over his fanny pack and a cell phone. He left the train at the South Boulevard station. He and his father reported the armed robbery to Evanston police.
During the investigation, police were able to get several images of the robbery in progress from CTA security cameras. Those pictures were distributed to Evanston Police Department colleagues.
Patrol officers recognized someone who not only looked a lot like the suspect but was even wearing the same clothes. They arrested Walton at 9:10 a.m. Dec. 18 walking near the 800 block of Church Street.
Walton was arrested with a loaded gun, a black Walther PK380, in his inner coat pocket (not waistband). He also had an active Chicago Police Department warrant outstanding. Police said Walton was also identified by the teenage victim.