Police need help identifying Red Line robber

Police are hoping the public will help them identify a man who allegedly choked and robbed a CTA passenger at the Clark-Division Red Line station Monday night.

The suspect grabbed a 36-year-old man by the shirt, demanded money, then choked the victim until he complied, police said. The CPD’s Mass Transit Unit released two surveillance images of the suspect.

Chicago police are trying to identify this man who is suspected of attacking and robbing a CTA passenger on the Red Line. | CPD

One shows him on an escalator at the Clark-Division station at 10:55 p.m. That’s about the time police said the robbery occurred. The other image shows him wearing a #50 Blackhawks jersey as he rides an escalator at the Jackson Red Line station more than two hours later.

Anyone with information about the man can contact detectives at 312-745-4443 about case #JE-406589.

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