Victim robbed, beaten by 8 men on Loop train overnight, police say

A 23-year-old man is in good condition after being beaten and robbed by eight men on a Red Line train in the Loop overnight, police said. No one is in custody and police said the victim is not cooperating with their investigation.

The offenders attacked the man as they rode a train near the Harrison station at 12:24 a.m., according to a CPD media alert. One of the men reportedly pulled out a knife while others took the victim’s phone and shoes. All of the offenders then fled the scene.

An ambulance crew transported the man to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment of a bruised face, police said.

Today’s mugging is at the latest in a series of apparently unrelated robberies on the downtown train system since Friday.

  • A 19-year-old Edgewater woman told police that a man threatened to shoot her during a hold-up on the Quincy Orange Line platform at 4:05 p.m. Sunday.
  • A 37-year-old man told police that five men approached him, grabbed him by the legs, and pushed him down onto the Jackson Red Line platform around 10:50 p.m. on Friday. The man struck his face on the platform and the offenders then took his luggage and other valuables.
  • A woman told police that a man punched her in the face and took her phone as she stood on the Lake Street Red Line platform at 1:20 a.m. on Friday.

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