Suspect Robs Elderly Man, Who Tumbles Down CTA Staircase

(CBS) — Chicago police have released CTA security photos of a young man they say robbed and critically injured an 81-year-old man on a Loop L platform Monday night.

It was around 9:30 p.m. when the Brown Line train pulled into the Washington and Wabash station. As the train’s doors opened, a man — about 19 to 24 years old — ripped the cell phone from the hands of an 81-year-old passenger, police say.

There was a struggle, and the senior fell down a staircase.

He was in the ICU with bleeding on the brain, a laceration to his right temple, bruising, abrasions and swelling to his hand and knees.

The CTA and police released surveillance images of the suspect Wednesday.

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These surveillance images show a robbery that occurred, injuring an elderly man, at a Loop L station. (Chicago Police)

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (312) 747-8384.

 

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