Police Alert: Armed Robbery Crew Working CTA Pedestrian Tunnels In Loop

These men are wanted in connection with a series of armed robberies in Loop pedestrian tunnels, police said | CPD

Chicago police on Sunday issued a community alert after a string of robberies in the Loop’s CTA tunnels.

Five offenders are reportedly surrounding victims as they walk through the pedestrian tunnels connecting the Red and Blue Lines, police said. A handgun has been displayed, and victims have been kicked during the muggings.

Victims have lost a designer belt, cellphone, and wallets to the crew, which is said to “frequent” the tunnels.

All of the incidents have been reported during high-ridership hours of the morning and early evening and are listed as having occurred underground in the 100 or 200 blocks of South State Street.

The first robbery occurred at 9:15 a.m. on January 30, police said. Another followed at 7 a.m. last Tuesday and then 7 p.m. last Wednesday, according to the police alert.

Anyone with information about the suspects should call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8384 about pattern #P18-1-056.

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