Who Is This Red Line Passenger? Cops Say He Robbed And Beat An Old Man Into A Coma

Police identified this man as the suspected attacker.

A 70-year-old man was beaten into a coma during a robbery on a North Side Red Line train two months ago, police said. Now, the victim has regained consciousness and has identified his attacker. Police need your help in tracking down the offender.

The victim was found unresponsive and unable to speak at the Sheridan Red Line station around 2:30 a.m. on August 7, police said. Last Thursday, the victim was finally able to communicate. He told police that he had been beaten and robbed by the man shown in this surveillance photo.

Detectives isolated this image from CTA camera footage which indicates the attack took place near the Red Line’s Granville stop, officials said.

The attacker is described as a black man between 19- and 25-years-old who stands about 5’8” tall and weighs 130-160 pounds.

Police asked anyone with information about the suspect or the attack to call Area North Detectives at (312) 744-8263.

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