An armed man robbed a Red Line passenger in the Loop on Friday evening, police say

Chicago police are looking for an armed man who robbed a CTA passenger on a Red Line train in the Loop on Friday evening. It’s the second time in four days that CPD has issued a community alert about robberies on the downtown subway.

Police are looking for this man in connection with an armed robbery on the Red Line near State-Lake on Friday. | CPD

In the latest robbery, the man seen in the above surveillance images displayed a gun and demanded the victim’s phone as they rode a northbound Red Line train near State-Lake, 188 North State, around 9 p.m. Friday, police said.

The robber got off the train at State-Lake and exited the station from its southeast stairwell, between the Chicago Theatre and Chick-fil-A, at 8:54 p.m. Meanwhile, the victim sought help at Grand, which is the next stop.

Police said the suspect is 25- to 35-years-old. The surveillance photos don’t show his feet, but he was reportedly wearing yellow and red socks with gray Croc-style shoes.

Anyone with information about the suspect can call CPD’s Mass Transit investigators at 312-745-4706 regarding case #JF-275115.

Earlier this week, police released surveillance images of four men who are wanted for battering and robbing a man on the Jackson Red Line platform.

Chicago police released these CTA surveillance images of the suspects. | CPD

Four men attacked and robbed the victim, a 27-year-old man, around 9:35 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, police said. Police did not issue any other information about the crime.

Mass Transit detectives are also handling the Jackson robbery case, which is documented under JF-267960.

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