A Chicago man was arrested after police say he struck a victim with a brick during a robbery in broad daylight at the Metra station in Libertyville.
The incident happened around 12:20 p.m. Monday at the Metra station, 200 Lake Street in Libertyville.
Libertyville Deputy Chief of Police Ed Sindles said officers responded to a 911 call of an armed robbery.
The victim advised he was struck by a subject armed with a brick and had his backpack stolen.
Sindles said the suspect was described as a male black, approximately 16 years old, with a backpack and no shirt.
Officers arrived and located both the suspect and the victim.
Officers arrested the suspect, identified as Kendale Brown, 18, of the 400 block of North St. Louis Street in Chicago.
Brown initially refused to cooperate with officers but was ultimately placed under arrest without further incident, Sindles said.
Brown was transported to the Libertyville Police Department where he was processed and charged with armed robbery, aggravated battery using a deadly weapon and resisting a peace officer.
Officers also learned that Brown had an active warrant out of Kane County for failing to appear in court. A judge set Brown’s bond at $200,000.
He was transported to the Lake County Jail where he remains held and would need to post $20,000 cash in order to be released.