LOOP: Robbery Victim Pushed Or Fell Down Escalator, Suspect Sought

Cops need help finding the man who pushed a CTA passenger down a Loop station escalator during an attempted robbery this month.

Around 9 a.m. on Friday, January 12, the suspect seen here followed a male off of a train at the Monroe Blue Line station, 114 South Dearborn. The offender then battered the man and followed him up an escalator as part of a robbery attempt, police said. At some point, the victim was pushed or fell down the escalator.

Police said the victim was hospitalized and had to undergo knee surgery as a result of his injuries.

Authorities describe the offender as a black man between 30- and 40-years-old who stands about 6’3” tall and weighs about 230 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Area Central Detectives at (312) 747-8384 about case JB-113386.

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