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CPD Community Alert-Robberies on the CTA in the 1st District
24 Apr

24 Apr 17-Community Alert 1st District Robbery on CTA (P17-1-100CA)

Bureau of Detectives – Area Central
Community Alert
1st District (Central)
About the Crime:
This alert gives notice to citizens residing in the 1st (Central) District of robbery
related incidents during the month of April. Two incidents occurred on the CTA trains
while in motion. Unknown offender(s) punched the unsuspecting victims in the face,
causing bodily harm, and then grabbed the victim’s cell phones or purses, and fled
as the train doors opened. These incidents occurred in the evening hours in the
general geographical locations listed below:
Incident times and locations:
• 1200 block of S. State St. on 21 April 2017 at 6:00 PM (Orange Line)
• 300 block of S. State St. on 23 April 2017 at 3:18 AM (Red Line)
About the offenders:
• JA234025: Male, Black, 15-17, 5’09-6’00, 145-175 lbs. black skull cap
• JA235614: Male, Black, 5’09 and Male, Black
What you can do:
• Always be aware of your surroundings
• Report suspicious activity immediately
• If you are confronted by an assailant remain calm
• Remember any unique physical characteristics (scars, limp, acne, teeth, etc.)
• Never pursue a fleeing assailant, provide the information to the police
• If approached by a witness to the incident, request contact information
• Dial 9-1-1 immediately and remain on scene when possible
If you have any information Contact the Bureau of Detectives – Area Central
(312) 747-8384
JA234025, JA235614
Alert # P17-1-100CA
April 24, 2017