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Good Samaritan helps foil bus shelter mugging

August 12, 2013|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

Two Washington Heights teenagers were arrested Sunday morning after one of them ripped a cell phone from a woman's hand at a 95th Street bus stop, and fled in the other's Red Chevrolet, county prosecutors said.

A 24-year-old woman was listening to music and waiting for a bus at 95th Street and Ada Street, prosecutors said, when Dennis Herrion, 18, of the 1200 block of West 97th Place, grabbed her iPhone from her hands with so much force that it "ripped and damaged" the earbuds, which were attached to her ears.

The woman saw him get into a Red Chevrolet, she later told police offiicers, and speed off, taking her phone and her wallet. According to prosecutors, an unknown witness chased after the teenagers in a car, and demanded they return the cell phone, which they did. After the witness returned the cell phone, the woman called police officers to report the mugging, prosecutors said.

Officers arrested Herrion and Joshua Fikes, 18, of the 9400 block of South Ada Street, the alleged driver of the getaway car, at a Marathon gas station at 8100 S. Ashland, where they tried to use one of the woman's credit cards. The police report said the teenagers also tried to use her card at a nearby Phillips 66 gas station, but couldn't.The woman identified the teenagers as her robbers.

Herrion and Fikes were brought to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse Monday afternoon. Herrion was held on a $70,000 bond, and Fikes was held on a $90,000 bond.

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