Police seek help identifying suspected Blue Line robber

Man allegedly robbed wheelchair-bound victim at Blue Line station Dec. 5, 2019

February 14th, 2020 1:32 PM

Forest Park police are trying to identify the alleged suspect of a CTA Blue Line robbery on Dec. 5, 2019. Any information can be sent to or reported to 708-366-2425. | Photo provided

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By Maria Maxham

In a Feb. 14 press release, the Forest Park Police Department said its Criminal Investigations Division is seeking help in identifying a suspect alleged to have committed a robbery at the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Blue Line station, 711 Desplaines Ave., on Dec. 5, 2019.

According to the release, a wheelchair-bound victim, whose wallet was stolen, said the theft occurred at 11:15 a.m. and described the subject as a black male, five feet seven inches tall, 180 pounds, approximately 30 years old and wearing a gray ski cap, gray coat, black pants and black shoes.

So far, attempts to identify the suspect have been unsuccessful.

Anyone with information about the identity of the subject is asked to contact the Forest Park Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division at (708) 366-2425 or

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