Cops seek suspect in armed robbery aboard CTA train at Roosevelt

Chicago police are trying to track down a man who robbed two passengers on a CTA train car at the Roosevelt station Friday evening.

The man approached the passengers on a Green Line train car around 5:30 p.m. and demanded money while displaying a knife, according to the CPD “seeking to identify” bulletin. He then fled at the Roosevelt station, police said.

Chicago police released these images of a man who’s being sought in connection with an armed robbery at the Roosevelt CTA station. | CPD

Investigators released two CTA surveillance images of the man who wore a black White Sox beanie, a neon yellow “Staff Quick” t-shirt, black sweat pants, and black gym shoes. CPD said the suspect is probably between 20- and 30-years-old.

Anyone with information about him can contact mass transit investigators at 773-620-5873 about case #JE-368736.

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