Thief targets CTA passengers in East Garfield Park, Greektown: police

In each incident the person approaches victims on a CTA train and snatches a cellphone or personal property. If the victim resists, the person will strike them or use force to take their property, police said.

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Three burglaries were reported in Feb. 2020 in East Garfield Park and Greektown.

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Chicago police are warning residents of three robberies reported in February in East Garfield Park and Greektown on the Northwest and Near West Sides.

In each incident, a male approaches victims on a CTA train and snatches their cellphone or personal property, Chicago police said in a community alert. If the victim resists, the person will strike them or use force to take their property.

The robberies happened:

  • About 8 p.m Feb. 12 and about 4:40 p.m. Feb. 13 in the 500 block of South Pulaski Road; and
  • About 4:20 p.m. Feb. 13 in the 400 block of South Halsted Street.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Area North detectives at 312-744-8263 or Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380.

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