Man robbed at gunpoint on CTA Red Line train, Chicago police say

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CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night on a CTA Red Line train on Chicago's South Side before getting off at the Roosevelt stop in the South Loop to call for help, CPD said.

A 28-year-old man was on the train just after 10:30 p.m. near 47th Street when three male suspects robbed him at gunpoint, Chicago police said.

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They took his iPhone and left the train, according to CPD.

The man stayed on the train until the Roosevelt station, where he called for help.

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He was taken to Mercy Hospital for observation, but was not injured in the incident, Chicago police said.

There is no one in custody, and Area One detectives are investigating.

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Chicago police said Wednesday they are dedicating a team of detectives to investigate crime on the CTA after a series of recent, violent incidents along the Red Line.

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