Old Town: Woman robbed at Sedgwick station, suspect sought

CTA surveillance images of the Sedgwick Brown Line station suspect. | CPD

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the man who robbed a woman as she waited for a train at the Sedgwick Brown Line station this week.

The woman was standing on the platform at 9:06 p.m. Monday when she was approached by the man who wrestled away her cell phone before running from the scene, according to a CPD community alert.

Police described the offender as a black man in his 20’s who stands 5’7” to 5’10” tall and weighs 160 to 190 pounds.

Anyone with information about the robbery may contact Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380 about case #JC140762.

Another Old Town Attack

A 67-year-old man fought off three men who tried to rob him in an Old Town alley on the evening of Jan. 25th.

Surveillance video shows the man walking in the 400 block of West Eugenie around 7:45 p.m. when the three offenders approach him from behind and try to rob him.

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The man is knocked to the ground, but he fights back, and the robbers appear to run away empty-handed.

Block Club Chicago was the first to report on the Eugenie attack.
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