Near North robbery: Man hit with bottle, robbed near Chicago station on Red Line, CPD says

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Monday, April 18, 2022
Man hit with bottle, robbed on Red Line: Chicago police
The man had to be taken to a local hospital after the incident, Chicago police said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 57-year-old man was hit on the head and robbed while riding a CTA Red Line train on the Near North Side early Monday morning, Chicago police said.

The man was on the train about 3:30 a.m. near the Chicago station when someone walked up to him, hit him on the head with a bottle and stole his wallet and money, according to CPD.

The man suffered a cut on top of his head and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition.

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No one is in custody, and Area Three detectives are investigating.

Chicago police did not immediately provide any information about a possible suspect.

CTA riders and South Loop residents held a meeting last week to express their concern about an increase in crime on the transit system so far this year.