Chicago police release photo of suspect in South Loop robbery on Harrison Red Line platform

CPD investigating several shootings, robberies on, near Red Line in last week
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police have released a surveillance photo of a man wanted for punching and robbing a passenger on the Red Line in the South Loop last week.

CPD said the victim was attacked on the platform at the Harrison station in the 600-block of South State Street Thursday night.

The suspect approached the passenger just after 6:05 p.m. and tried to take his cell phone from his hand, Chicago police said.

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The suspect then punched the passenger twice in the face, according to CPD.

The suspect is described as 20 to 25 years old; 6-feet to 6-feet, 2-inches tall; having long hair and facial hair; and wearing a dark jacket, blue jeans and black shoes, Chicago police said.

On Friday, the CTA announced it is adding 24-hour security patrols on the Red and Blue Line trains and platforms because of recent violent incidents.
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