CHICAGO (CBS) — Police on Tuesday issued a community alert after a man was robbed and stabbed on a CTA Purple Line train downtown.
The robbery happened at 7:18 p.m. Monday on a Chicago Transit Authority Purple Line train headed toward the Adams-Wabash station.READ MORE: Chicago Police Officer Released From Hospital After Being Shot In Shopping Center Parking Lot At North And Sheffield Avenues
Police said the assailant came up to the victim, displayed a knife, and demanded the victim’s cellphone. The victim handed over his cellphone, and the suspect then demanded his passcode and stabbed him with a knife, police said.
Police released photos of the assailant approaching the suspect with a knife.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Pleasant Parade Weather Tuesday
The assailant is described as African-American, between 30 and 40 years old, standing 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 9 inches tall with a medium complexion.MORE NEWS: Indiana Attorney General Files Lawsuit To Crack Down On Harassing Robocalls, And Effort May Help In Illinois Too
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Mass Transit Detective Ray Verta at (312) 745-4443 or (773) 664-4880, or by email at Raymond.firstname.lastname@example.org. The reference number for the case is RD#JE-211014.