Chicago police are warning Red Line commuters on the South Side about a group of men who robbed two people on CTA property recently.
In both incidents, three men in their 20s approached the victim and pretended to ask for a lighter or offered to sell loose cigarettes, then attacked them and stole their property, Chicago police said. One of these robberies happened on a Red Line train.
The first robbery happened about 2 a.m. July 21 in the first block of West 69th Street near the 69th St. station, police said. The second happened about 2:50 p.m. July 26 in the 6600 block of South State Street
Anyone with information about these robberies is asked to call Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380.