Loop: Suspect sought in Blue Line robbery

Police are seeking this man in connection with a robbery at the LaSalle Blue Line station. | CPD

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a CTA Blue Line passenger in the Loop last week.

Around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 6th, the man shown above approached a woman on the Blue Line platform at LaSalle, police said. The offender took unspecified property from the woman by force and then fled from the station at 150 West Ida B. Wells Drive, according to a police bulletin.

The suspect is described by police as a black male between 17- and 25-years-old who stands 5’7” to 6-feet tall and weighs 140 to 175 pounds.

Persons with information about the suspect can contact Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380 about case JB-425194.

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