Robber wearing ‘Don’t Be A Menace’ jacket robbed CTA passenger, Chicago police say

Chicago police said this man punched and robbed a CTA bus passenger in the West Loop. | Chicago Police Department

If only he had followed the advice on his jacket…

Chicago police are looking for a man who punched and robbed another passenger while riding a CTA bus and wearing a coat that says “DON’T BE A MENACE.”

The unmindful menace took another passenger’s phone while riding a northbound #9 Ashland bus at Madison around 3:38 p.m. on Friday, November 11, according to CPD. The victim chased the offender from the bus, but the menace punched him in the face and got away, police said.

CPD said the suspect is 21- to 25-years-old, 5’11 to 6-feet tall, and about 170 pounds.

Tips about the suspect can be shared with Mass Transit detectives at 312-745-4443. The Chicago Police Department case number is JF-471021.

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