Chicago police issue warning after CTA passenger asked to buy cigarette, then robbed at gunpoint
CHICAGO - Chicago police are asking for the public's help identifying a man suspected of a robbing another man on a CTA Red Line station platform.
On Sept. 11, around 10:45 p.m., police say an armed robbery occurred in the 500 block of North State Street in the Loop.
According to CPD, the suspect approached the 21-year-old victim who was waiting for a train and asked him if he wanted to buy a cigarette.
When the victim pulled out his money, the suspect pulled out a gun, and then he demanded the victim's money and threatened him.
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The suspect then took the victim's money and fled the area, police said.
Suspect in CTA Red Line armed robbery on Sept. 11, 2022 | Chicago Police Department
The suspect was wearing a mask, and described as a Black male, 18-30 years old, about 5-foot-9 and weighing between 140-160 pounds.
Anyone with information is asked to contact CPD detectives at 312-745-4706.