Thieves target CTA bus passengers in Gresham, Brainerd

In most cases, a male suspect snatched property from female passengers on a CTA bus or at a bus stop, police said. In one incident, the suspect stole items at gunpoint.

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Thefts and robberies were reported on CTA property on 87th and 95th Streets in December, 2019.

Thefts and robberies were reported on CTA property on 87th and 95th Streets in December, 2019.

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Police are warning South Side CTA riders about a string of thefts on buses and at bus stops this month in Gresham and Brainerd.

In most cases, a male suspect snatched property from female passengers and ran away, Chicago police said. In one incident, the suspect stole items at gunpoint.

The thefts happened:

  • At 7 p.m. Dec. 4 in the 1500 block of West 87thStreet;
  • At 8:20 a.m. Dec. 6 in the 1700 block of West 87thStreet;
  • At 2:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in the 1300 block of West 87thStreet;
  • At 2:30 p.m. Dec. 14 in the 1600 block of West 95thStreet;
  • At 4:30 p.m. Dec. 16 in the 1600 block of West 87thStreet;
  • At 5:30 p.m. Dec. 17 in the 1300 block of West 95thStreet;
  • At 4:15 p.m. Dec. 20 in the 1200 block of West 87thStreet; and
  • At 1 p.m. Dec. 23 in the 1300 block of West 95thStreet.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to contact Area South detectives at 312-747-8273.

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