Cops looking for man who kicked, robbed passenger on CTA train in the West Loop

Chicago police hope the public will help them identify the man who kicked a CTA passenger in the head and took their phone while riding a train in the West Loop last month.

CPD’s transit unit released a “seeking to identify” bulletin on Monday with surveillance photos of the robbery suspect. One of the pictures seems to show the attacker using the car’s support poles to steady himself so he can kick the victim in the head.

It happened on a Green Line train in the 500 block of West Lake around 6:40 p.m. on February 22, police said.

They described the suspect as being 30 to 45 years old, 6’3″ or 6’4″ tall, and 180 to 200 pounds. He has teardrop tattoos under his left eye.

Tips can be shared with investigators at 312-745-4443 or anonymously at The case number is JG-162381.

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