Four men beat and robbed a Red Line passenger in the Loop, then threw him from the train when it arrived at the Roosevelt station early Monday, police said. No arrests have been made.
The 23-year-old victim boarded the southbound train at Lake Street around 12:49 a.m., but the ride soon turned ugly, according to a Chicago police spokesperson.
The offenders walked up to him and demanded his wallet and backpack as the train moved through the Loop subway. Then, they punched him repeatedly in the face and took his belongings, the spokesperson said.
Once the train stopped, the group pushed the man from the train at Roosevelt. They continued riding south, and CTA surveillance cameras reportedly captured them exiting at Garfield. No arrests were announced, however.
Meanwhile, the victim called 911 from the Roosevelt station. EMS took him to the University of Illinois Hospital to treat injuries that are not life-threatening, the spokesperson said.
Officers at the scene said the robbers were four Black men in their 20s: One wore a blue ski mask, a blue jacket over a black hoodie, and ripped jeans. Another wore a gray jacket, black mask, and jeans. And another wore a puffy black coat, a black winter cap, and white Air Force 1 shoes.