Cops looking for 3 suspects from CTA robbery in the Loop

Chicago police released these surveillance images of three people wanted in connection with an armed robbery on the Jackson Blue Line platform. | Chicago Police Department

Chicago police are asking for help identifying three more people suspected of committing an armed robbery on the city’s train system. In a brief bulletin released on Saturday morning, CPD’s Mass Transit detectives said the three people seen in these CTA surveillance images robbed a passenger on the Jackson Blue Line platform.

The victim was sitting on a bench when the group demanded the victim’s property while displaying a handgun around 10:05 p.m. on April 30, the alert said.

Police were unsure if the suspect at right was male or female, but the bulletin said all three were between 18 and 20 years old.

Tips can be shared with investigators at 312-745-4706. Refer to case number JG-243399.

Similar police bulletins have garnered good results for Chicago police. Here are a few examples:

  • On Friday, prosecutors said police captured a man wanted for robbery on the Blue Line after two of his relatives saw a CPD bulletin and contacted detectives.
  • Last June, an 18-year-old man was charged with committing two robberies on the Red Line after his mother saw a police bulletin and turned him in.
  • Two months later, another woman recognized her own son in a CPD “seeking to identify” bulletin from a different robbery and turned him in.
  • Also in August 2022, a CPD bulletin about a man who robbed a 79-year-old woman aboard a CTA bus led to an arrest after an acquaintance of the suspect saw CTA surveillance photos and called the police.

Robbery reports in CTA stations and on CTA trains and platforms are down significantly through the first four months of the year, with 106 cases reported as of May 1. But the city’s crime data shows that incidents are still far more common on a per-passenger basis than during pre-pandemic years when ridership was much higher.