3 men beat, rob Red Line passenger in Loop

Three men beat and robbed a CTA Red Line passenger near the Roosevelt station early Monday, police said. No arrests have been made.

The 19-year-old victim told police that three men approached him and struck up a conversation as they rode a southbound train around 2:25 a.m. Police said the offenders then beat and punched the victim before taking his property.

The victim exited at Roosevelt while the offenders continued riding the train until they reached 47th Street, CPD spokesperson Kelly Bartoli said. Police searched the area but did not find anyone matching the offenders’ descriptions, she said.

An ambulance transported the victim to Mercy Hospital in fair condition with lacerations to his mouth, lip, and nose.

The suspects are three black males between the ages of 18- and 20-years-old who stand 5’7” to 5’9” tall. Two of them have dreadlocks, one wore a green coat, one wore a red coat, and one wore a rainbow-colored coat, according to the victim.

Area Central detectives are investigating.

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