Suspects sought in violent Loop subway robbery

Surveillance images of three men sought in connection with the Nov. 29, 2019, robbery of a CTA passenger on the Jackson Red Line platform. | Chicago Police Department

Chicago police last night released surveillance images of three men who are being sought in connection with a violent attack and robbery on the Jackson Red Line platform last week.

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As CWBChicago reported earlier this week, a 37-year-old man told police he was on the station platform when five men approached him, grabbed him by the legs, pushed him to the ground, and beat him around 10:50 p.m. on Nov. 29. The man struck his face on the platform, and the offenders then began taking his valuables, according to CPD spokesperson Michelle Tannehill.

The men fled onto a southbound train with a suitcase, a blue and black bag, and a leather bag belonging to the man, according to Tannehill and details in a police report.

CTA surveillance images released by police on Thursday show three suspects that detectives have connected with the attack. The men are 20- to 24-years-old, 5’7” to 5’10” tall and 160-190 pounds, according to information police provided with the photos.

Anyone who has information about the suspects can contact Det. Ray Verta at the Area Central Detective Division, 312-747-8380 or via email,