2 men sought after Red Line passenger is robbed near Morse station

CHICAGO — Mass transit detectives need help identifying two men who Chicago police say robbed a passenger at knifepoint on the Red Line. It happened on a northbound train near Morse around  3 p.m. Tuesday, April 4.

Police said one of the men in these CTA surveillance images “verbally confronted” the victim while sitting across from him on the train. When the victim responded, the second man threatened him with a knife and took his backpack and phone, according to a bulletin released by CPD on Sunday afternoon.

Chicago police are trying to identify these men in connection with a robbery aboard the Red Line near Morse. | Chicago Police Department

The victim exited the train at Morse to get help, but the two men continued riding northbound, according to a related police report.

Anyone with information about the suspects can call detectives at 312-745-4706. The case number is JG-210840.