UPDATE: Police on Thursday night released new, close-up surveillance images of the two suspects they are seeking.
CHICAGO (CBS) –Police are searching for two men accused of storming a CTA Orange Line train and robbing passengers at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon. They released several stills from surveillance cameras of the alleged robbers.
The train was traveling between the Halsted and Roosevelt stop when the robbers pulled out at least one gun and announced the robbery to passengers at 4:15 p.m., police said.
Police say the men robbed multiple people, at least eight, including one woman on the platform, before taking off on foot.
The bold attack on the well-used line has rattled some riders.
“I feel like maybe there should be more security now … especially with all the phones people carry now,” said one rider. “It’s just really dangerous.”
According to a CTA spokesman, a passenger alerted CTA personnel at the Roosevelt station and the train was held at the Harold Washington Library station.
Police said the suspects got away with cash and various items, including cell phones. No shots were fired during the robbery.