Police seek suspect in attack, robbery on Loop CTA platform

CHICAGO — Police released CTA surveillance photos on Monday afternoon of a man they say attacked and robbed a passenger at the Washington-Wabash Green Line station over the weekend.

The robber approached the victim on the station platform at 29 North Wabash around 12:49 a.m. Saturday, according to an alert from the Chicago Police Mass Transit Unit. The alert said they “engaged in a physical altercation,” and the offender eventually won control of the victim’s property.

In one of the images, the robber and victim appear to be brawling as they lie on the station floor.

Chicago police released these surveillance images of the suspect. | Chicago Police Department

Police did not release any details about the victim, but the initial 911 call about the attack said he was a 25-year-old man.

The suspect is believed to be between 30 and 45 years old, 6 feet to 6’4″ tall, and 195 to 200 pounds, according to the alert. His winter cap says “CHICAGO” across the front.

Tips can be shared with detectives by calling 312-745-4443. Refer to case number JG-241346.

In a press release earlier Monday, the CPD claimed that violent crime on the CTA was down 14% in April compared to the same month last year.

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