Cops seek men who robbed Brown Line passenger at Southport

Chicago police are asking for help as they try to track down two men who robbed a Brown Line passenger at the Southport station Wednesday morning.

The victim was on the train around 4 a.m. when the offenders demanded his money, police said in a community alert Friday afternoon. Both men then forcefully took the man’s phone and cash.

Police said these men, seen at a Loop CTA station, robbed a passenger on the Brown Line at Southport on Wednesday. | CPD

According to the alert, the offenders were seen at several CTA locations during Wednesday’s early morning hours. Police included surveillance photos of the duo walking through a Loop Red Line station in the bulletin

Anyone with information about the men can contact Det. Ray Verta in CPD’s Mass Transit Investigations Unit at 312-745-4443 or 773-664-4880. The case number is JE-124310.

Wednesday’s robbery is one of several reported on the CTA’s North Side and downtown train lines this week.

Up to eight men beat and robbed a 61-year-old man on the Red Line at Grand on Friday morning. Another group robbed a different victim on the Blue Line near Washington earlier in the day, according to police.

On Sunday night, at least three CTA passengers were struck with a baseball bat, sprayed with mace, or both by a pair of offenders who committed a series of attacks on the Red Line between downtown and Howard Street. Several other passengers reported being threatened by the pair. You can read more about those cases here.

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