Suspects sought in Blue Line beating, attempted robbery of DePaul student

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Surveillance images of the suspects in a beating and attempted robbery Thursday morning on a CTA Blue Line train. | Chicago Police

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Police have released surveillance photos of a man and woman wanted for beating a woman while trying to steal her cellphone Thursday morning on a CTA Blue Line train in the Bucktown neighborhood.

The victim was sitting on a Blue Line train near Western about 10:50 a.m. when the suspects walked up to her and started punching her and trying to take her phone, according to a community alert from Chicago Police. One of them also bit the victim on the hand.

One of the suspects is described as a 6-foot, 180-pound black man between 25 and 35 years old, police said. He has black hair and was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.

The other suspect is a 5-foot-6, 120-pound black woman between 18 and 25 years old, police said. She was wearing a dark-colored Aeropostale sweatshirt and black pants.

Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to contact Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.