The CTA and Chicago Police have issued an alert to warn riders of a pickpocket who operated on a North Side Red Line train this week.
According to the alert, the man pictured above and below stole the woman’s wallet from her purse as she prepared to exit a southbound train at Chicago Avenue around 1:30PM on Monday. After taking the woman’s wallet, CTA says, the man returned to a seat on the train and exited at Lake Street.
Surveillance review by CTA found that the man boarded the train at Uptown’s Wilson Avenue station.
Information about this incident or the suspect may be given to the CTA’s 24-hour hotline: 312.745.4443