Police Release Video of Man They Say Pretended to Be Cop, Robbed 70-Year-Old At Loop Blue Line Station - NBC Chicago

Police Release Video of Man They Say Pretended to Be Cop, Robbed 70-Year-Old At Loop Blue Line Station

The man pretended to be an undercover police officer before assaulting and robbing the 70-year-old

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    Police Release Surveillance Video of Man Suspected in 70-Year-Old's Robbery

    Surveillance video released by police Wednesday shows the man suspected in the assault and robbery of a 70-year-old man. Police allege the attacker pretended to be an undercover officer before the incident. 

    (Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018)

    Police released new photos and surveillance video of a man they believe pretended to be an undercover police officer before assaulting and robbing a 70-year-old man at a CTA Blue Line station in the Loop. 

    The man was waiting for a train at 2:57 a.m. Tuesday at the Monroe Blue Line station, 114 S. Dearborn, when the suspect walked up and asked to see the man’s ID, claiming to be an undercover police officer, Chicago Police said.

    Photo credit: Chicago Police

    When the man took out his wallet, the suspect tried to grab it from him, police said. When the man resisted, the robber punched him in the eye and ran away with his wallet.

    The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition has been stabilized, police said.

    Investigators released surveillance images of the suspect Tuesday afternoon and asked the public for help identifying him.

    He was described as a man between 50 and 55 years old, standing between 6 feet and 6-foot-2 and weighing 180-220 pounds, police said. He was wearing a gray knit cap, a black puffy coat, blue jeans and tan boots and was carrying a black garment bag.

    Anyone with information about the robbery was asked to call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8384.

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