Cops looking for man who robbed CTA passenger in the Loop

Chicago police released these CTA surveillance images of a man they believe robbed a passenger on the Red Line near Monroe on October 1, 2023. | Chicago Police Department

Chicago police are looking for a man who robbed a CTA passenger on the Red Line downtown. CPD’s Mass Transit detectives released three CTA surveillance images of the suspect on Tuesday afternoon.

They said the suspect approached a man around 8:10 a.m. on Sunday, October 1, as they rode a Red Line train in the Loop. He asked to borrow the passenger’s phone, but the man declined.

At that point, police say, the robber pulled out a weapon and threatened the victim while taking the phone from his hand. Police did not say what kind of weapon the robber displayed.

The robber, believed to be between 25 and 40 years old, exited the train at Monroe after getting the phone.

Anyone with information about the suspect can contact detectives at 312-745-4706. The case number is JG-445975.

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