Loop: Attackers push man onto Red Line tracks during AM robbery

The Roosevelt Red Line platform. | Wikipedia (cropped)

Three people attacked and pushed a 59-year-old man onto the Red Line tracks during a robbery at the Roosevelt station Thursday morning, according to a CPD report. No one is in custody and the victim is going to be OK.

The offenders assaulted the victim at the station, 1167 South State, and tried to take his bag around 7 a.m. They then pushed him from the platform onto the tracks, causing him to suffer facial bleeding and an injured hand.

He was able to climb off the tracks and keep possession of his bag.

According to the victim, the attackers are a white male in his 20’s who stands 5’9” tall and wore a white hoodie with a design on its front; a black female in her 20’s who weighs about 300 pounds and wore a camouflage hoodie; and a 6-foot-tall black male who wore a black hoodie.

An ambulance transported the victim to Mercy Hospital for treatment. Area Central detectives are investigating.

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