Chicago police look for man who stabbed, robbed victim aboard an Orange Line train overnight

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

Chicago police have released surveillance images of the man who stabbed and robbed a passenger on an Orange Line train Wednesday morning.

The 40-year-old victim was riding the train toward Midway Airport when the robbery unfolded around 4:36 a.m., police said.

Near Western Avenue, the offender put a knife to the victim’s throat and ordered him to surrender his property, according to CPD. After the robber stabbed him three times in the neck and chest, the victim complied by handing over his phone and wallet, according to a CPD media statement.

CPD said investigators believe this is the attacker after he changed clothes. In a media release, the department highlighted a unique tattoo on the man’s hand. | Chicago Police Department

The victim was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where his condition stabilized.

Chicago police described the suspect as a Black male between 20 and 30 years old.

Anyone with information that could help with the investigation may contact CPD’s Mass Transit detectives at 312-745-4706. The case number is JG-246018.

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