Suspect sought in connection with attack, robbery of 66-year-old woman on Blue Line

Police said this man attacked and robbed a woman on an elevator at the Clark-Lake Blue Line station. | CPD

Chicago police this afternoon released images of a suspect in yesterday’s attack and robbery of a 66-year-old woman at the Clark-Lake Blue Line station.

We reported yesterday that the man stepped onto an elevator at the train station with the victim and then demanded her valuables and fought with her for control of her purse around 1:30 p.m.

Police today said the offender struck the woman several times before taking her money and debit card from the purse. He then fled onto Lake Street. The victim said the man posed as some type of security officer, according to a CPD report.

Anyone with information about the crime can contact Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380 regarding case JD-198999.

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