A CTA Red Line passenger was robbed as she rode a train at the North-Clybourn station early Thursday, police said. Another woman was robbed on the North Side station’s platform Tuesday evening.
In the latest case, police said a 47-year-old woman was on a northbound train when a man robbed her of her purse while an accomplice stood by the train door around 12:34 a.m. When the woman dropped her phone during the mugging, the second man grabbed it and both offenders fled into the station, according to a CPD spokesperson.
The robbers were last seen running northbound on Dayton Street, the spokesperson said. They are described as two black males between 17- and 20-years-old. One wore a black hoodie and the other wore a flannel jacket with a ski mask, the victim said.
On Tuesday, a 26-year-old woman was robbed at knifepoint as she stood on the North-Clybourn station platform around 7:15 p.m. A man approached the victim, displayed a knife, took her purse, and ran from the station, according to CPD’s Office of News Affairs.
That robber is a black male who’s about 30-years-old. He wore a black scarf on his face, stonewash jeans, a black hoodie, and white shoes.
Area Central detectives are investigating both crimes.