Police Say at Least Five People Have Been Robbed While Getting Off Trains - NBC Chicago

Police Say at Least Five People Have Been Robbed While Getting Off Trains



    Train Passengers Targeted in Thefts

    A series of thefts have occurred while people are getting off of trains, and Chicago police are issuing warnings Saturday. NBC 5's Chris Hush has more. 

    (Published Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017)

    Chicago police say that a man has robbed at least five people as they’ve gotten off trains in different areas of the city.

    In each of the robberies, the suspect walked up to a person as they were getting off a train and demanded property from the victims. He displayed a weapon in each of the robberies, according to a community alert issued by police.

    According to the alert, the suspect is wearing a dark, hooded coat with a tan scarf, faded jeans, and tan boots.

    The robberies have occurred over the last five days, and have occurred at different spots around the city:

    • Dec. 25 between 11:45 p.m. and midnight in the first 0-100 block of West Harrison near Metra's LaSalle Street Station and the CTA's Harrison Red Line station. 
    • Dec. 26 between 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. in the 200 block of South State Street between the Monroe and Jackson Red Line stations. 
    • Dec. 27 at 12:09 a.m. in the 200 block of West 47th Street near the 47th Red Line station. 
    • Dec. 28 at 12:45 a.m. in the 200 block of South State Street 
    • Dec. 28 between 3:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. in the 900 block of West Fullerton near the Fullerton Red Line station. 

    Anyone with information on the robberies is asked to call police at (312) 747-8380. 

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