Police Warn of String of Robberies on CTA Trains in Chicago

Police are warning about a string of robberies on Chicago Transit Authority trains on Chicago's West Side in the last month.

Three of four incidents have taken place while riders were on CTA trains during the late evening and early morning hours, authorities said. 

In those incidents, a group of men hit the victim with their fists before taking items from their pockets. In a fourth incident, the victim was standing on a CTA platform when the attackers grabbed him and stole items from his pockets.

Police say most of the attacks happened within one week at the following locations:

  • At 3 a.m. on Sept. 19 in the 500 block of South Pulaski Road
  • At 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 3 in the 500 block of South Pulaski Road
  • At 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 7 in the 500 block of South California Avenue
  • At 5:10 a.m. on Oct. 9 in the 500 block of South Pulaski Road

One of the alleged attackers is described as a man standing 6 feet tall with dreadlocks. Another is believed to be between 30 and 40 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 160-170 pounds. A third man was described as being 6 feet, 2 inches tall, but little else was known.

Anyone with information on the robberies is asked to call Area North Detectives at (312) 744-8263.

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