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Red Line Robbers Are Stealing From Kids At Gunpoint, Police Say

The robbers are stealing money from kids or teens while on the train, police said.

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DOWNTOWN — Robbers on the Red Line have stolen from kids twice this month, police said.

The robbers went up to kids or teens while on the train, took out a gun or implied they had a gun and then took money from the victims, according to a Chicago Police community alert.

The robberies occurred:

  • 3 p.m. Jan. 8 in the 1100 block of North State Street
  • 1:40 p.m. Jan. 10 in the 100 block of North State Street

In one incident, the robbers were described as a teen or man who was 17-25 years old and worked with a man who was 20-25 years old, police said.

In another incident, one robber was black, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8, 130-140 pounds and had brown eyes and wore a black jacket, black pants and had a tattoo of a cross on his forehead, police said.

Anyone with information about the robberies was asked to call police at 312-747-8380.