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Thieves Target CTA Bus Passengers in Gresham, Brainerd

The string of thefts occurred on buses and at bus stops in the two neighborhoods

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Police are warning South Side CTA riders about a string of thefts on buses and at bus stops this month in Gresham and Brainerd.

In most cases, a male suspect snatched property from female passengers and ran away, Chicago police said. In one incident, the suspect stole items at gunpoint.

The thefts happened:

  • At 7 p.m. Dec. 4 in the 1500 block of West 87th Street;
  • At 8:20 a.m. Dec. 6 in the 1700 block of West 87th Street;
  • At 2:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in the 1300 block of West 87th Street;
  • At 2:30 p.m. Dec. 14 in the 1600 block of West 95th Street;
  • At 4:30 p.m. Dec. 16 in the 1600 block of West 87th Street;
  • At 5:30 p.m. Dec. 17 in the 1300 block of West 95th Street;
  • At 4:15 p.m. Dec. 20 in the 1200 block of West 87th Street; and
  • At 1 p.m. Dec. 23 in the 1300 block of West 95th Street.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to contact Area South detectives at 312-747-8273.

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