Cops seek group that beat, robbed man at Belmont Red Line station

Chicago police have released surveillance images of four suspects who allegedly beat and robbed a man at the Belmont CTA station in Lakeview on Friday evening.

Police said the group threw asphalt at the 40-year-old victim and displayed a weapon while demanding his property around 8:59 p.m. They then chased after the man and beat him as they took his valuables. CWBChicago previously reported that the offenders took the victim’s ring and wallet, which contained about $1,000 cash.

Police released these CTA surveillance images of the suspects. | CPD
More CTA surveillance images of the suspects. | CPD

The robbers escaped by boarding another train at Belmont, police said.

Detectives said the group consists of four Black males between the ages of 14- and 16-years-old. One wore a black Versace hoodie with black pants. Another wore a dark jacket with tan Timberland boots. The third wore a royal blue hoodie with a black jacket and royal blue pants. And the fourth wore a white or light pink hoodie with black jeans.

Anyone with information about the group can contact CPD’s Mass Transit detective unit at 773-664-4880 regarding case JE-173809.

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