Robberies Near Argyle Red Line Prompt Police Warning

Chicago police are warning about a pair of connected robberies near the Argyle Red Line station this month. Both victims were robbed during morning hours in the 1100 block of West Argyle, police said.

Around 8:40 a.m. on March 7, a man was approached from behind by two offenders who wrestled away his wallet. One robber was black, 17- to 27-years-old, about 5’7” tall with short hair, and wore an Oakland Raiders cap with black clothing. The other man was Hispanic, 30- to 35-years-old, about 5’6” tall, with black braids and a red jacket and black boots, according to police. The men were last seen running eastbound on Winona from Broadway.

Then, around 6:20 a.m. on March 11, a man was robbed of his phone outside the Argyle Red Line station. The victim wrestled with the offender, bit him, and tore off his shirt, according to a police report, but the suspect still managed to get away. The suspect’s description closely matched that of the first offender in the previous robbery. He was last seen running upstairs to the Argyle platform, the victim said.

Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call Area North investigators at 312-744-8263.

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