Police are trying to track down yet another person for attacking and trying to rob a passenger on the Red Line downtown.
CPD issued a “seeking to identify” bulletin with a surveillance photo of a man that they said tried to take a passenger’s phone from their hand on the Harrison Red Line platform at 6:06 p.m. Thursday. The offender punched the victim twice in the face after the robbery attempt, prompting the victim to run away, police said.
Police said the suspect stands 6′ to 6’2″ tall and is 20- to 25-years-old. Anyone with information about the crime can contact investigators at 312-745-4443 about case #JF-162446.
Separately, police are looking for three people who attacked and robbed passengers at the Grand and Chicago Red Line stations on Tuesday, March 1.
While ridership declined sharply during COVID, violent crime increased. In fact, there have been more robberies on CTA trains, platforms, and stations downtown this year than during pre-COVID years when commuters packed the trains system.