Man beaten, robbed at Roosevelt CTA station

The Roosevelt Red Line platform. | Wikipedia (cropped)

Police are investigating a violent attack and robbery that unfolded at the Roosevelt CTA station late Tuesday. No one is in custody.

Officers responded to a battery in progress call at the station, 1167 South State, around 11:45 p.m., a CPD spokesperson said. Police found a 29-year-old man lying on the platform, bleeding from his face.

According to police, the man — who had been drinking — said he was heading north to the Howard station, but he could not remember what happened or who attacked him. His valuables were gone.

Two men were near the victim before the attack unfolded, a witness said, but police had no offender descriptions available on Wednesday.

An ambulance transported the victim to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he is listed in good condition.

Area Central detectives are investigating.

Reports of serious crime on the CTA system have doubled in recent years, according to a recent report by the Chicago Tribune.