Commuters Warned of Phone Thefts at North Side CTA Train Station

Chicago police in an alert said there have been three recent thefts at the Wilson station on the Red Line

Chicago police early Friday issued an alert warning commuters about thefts at a Chicago Transit Authority station in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side.

The alert said there have been three recent incidents in which someone grabbed a cellphone from the owner's hand and ran off the train.

The thefts occurred at about 2:15 a.m. on Dec. 28, at about 10:45 p.m. on Jan. 9, and at about 11:25 p.m. on Jan. 14.

In the Dec. 28 incident, the thief was described as a black man between 18 and 25 years old. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt with the "American Eagle" brand logo over a blue hooded sweatshirt and camouflage pants.

Anyone with information on the thefts should contact Area North detectives at 312-744-8263.

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