Cops seek 2 suspects in violent Red Line robbery downtown

Chicago police released surveillance images Thursday of two men wanted in connection with a violent robbery on the CTA Red Line downtown over the weekend.

CWBChicago reported Monday that police were investigating a string of muggings on the downtown train system throughout the weekend, including two in which groups of people beat and robbed victims.

The men seen in the newly-released images participated in a robbery aboard a Red Line train at Jackson around 9:03 p.m. Sunday, according to information provided by CPD. The men took a woman’s purse and physically attacked a man riding in the same car.

A source said the two victims are in a dating relationship.

The younger suspect is 17- to 19-years-old and wore a navy blue hoodie with dark pants, while the older man, who is between 20- and 30-years-old, wore a shiny, puffy black jacket with a purple hoodie, the alert said.

Anyone with information about the men can call CPD’s Mass Transit detectives at 773-620-5873. Refer to case #JE-483137. Anonymous tips can be submitted via CPDTIP.com

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