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Chicago Crime: Police warn of armed robberies on Cicero CTA Blue Line stop

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CHICAGO (CBS) – Chicago police are warning train riders of armed robberies on the CTA Blue Line at the Cicero Avenue station.

The robberies happened during the months of October and November.

Police said a man would approach the victims on the train or platform, display or imply he has a firearm and demand their property before fleeing on foot.

In one of the incidents, the suspect threatened to shoot the victim, police said.

Incident times and locations:

·         720 S. Cicero Avenue, on the Blue Line, at 3:11 p.m. on October 22, 2022

·         720 S. Cicero Avenue, on the Blue Line, at 4:00 p.m. on October 27, 2022

·         720 S. Cicero Avenue, on the Blue Line, at 6:59 p.m. on October 28, 2022

·         530 S. Cicero Avenue, on the Blue Line, at 7:18 p.m. on November 2, 2022

The suspect is described as a Black man with a medium complexion between the ages of 20 to 25 years old, 5 foot 6 inches weighing 140 to 165 pounds.

He was also said to have a mustache and wore a balaclava face mask, a black jacket with a fur-lined hood, a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and black shoes.

Police are reminding the public to never resist a robbery. They also advise to note any unique physical characteristics and to never pursue a fleeing assailant but to provide information to the police instead.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Area Four detectives at 312-746-8253.

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