CHICAGO — Three people are in custody after a CTA passenger was robbed at knifepoint at the North-Clybourn Red Line station Tuesday evening, Chicago police said.
The 23-year-old victim told police that two men and a woman confronted him with knives and stole his property on the platform around 8:45 p.m. All three robbers escaped on an inbound train.
CPD surveillance officers coordinated with patrol cars to intercept the train at Cermak-Chinatown about 15 minutes later. Cops spotted people matching the robbers’ descriptions on the train and took them into custody after the victim confirmed they were the offenders, according to a police media statement. Charges are pending.
About ten minutes before the robbery, two men robbed another victim in the area as he walked home from work, but it was not immediately clear if the crimes were connected.
Update 9:49 AM — Charges have been filed.