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This Woman Is Robbing Riders on the Green and Pink Lines, Police Say

 Police say this woman committed two daytime robberies last week on the Green and Pink lines.
Police say this woman committed two daytime robberies last week on the Green and Pink lines.
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Chicago Police Department

NEAR WEST SIDE — This woman committed two daytime robberies on the Green and Pink CTA lines before getting away, police said.

The robberies were reported about 12:50 and 1:30 p.m. Thursday after the woman approached fellow riders on the train, snatched something from the victims' hands and ran off, police said.

Surveillance images shared by police show the suspect got off the train at the Ashland station on the Near West Side.


A victim apparently tried to grab the suspect as she fled from the Ashland Green/Pink Line stop. [Chicago Police Department]

Police described the suspect as a black woman around 17 years old who's between 5-foot-4 and 5-foot-7.

Anyone with information on the robberies is asked to call police at 312-747-8382.