Police warn of thefts on CTA trains at Wilson stop
Police are alerting residents of a recent string of thefts on the CTA trains at the Red Line's Wilson stop on the North Side.
Three thefts happened between Dec. 28 and Wednesday during late evening and early morning hours, according to an alert from the Chicago Police Department’s Office of News Affairs.
In each incident, an offender grabbed a cell phone from a victim’s hand and run out of the train at the Wilson stop, 4620 N. Broadway St.
In the Dec. 28 incident, which occurred around 2:15 a.m., the offender was described as a black man, who is between 18 and 25 years old. He was wearing camouflage pants and a gray sweatshirt with the American Eagle logo over a blue-hooded sweatshirt, according to the alert.
The other two thefts happened on Jan. 9 around 10:45 p.m. and on Wednesday around 11:25 p.m., the alert said.
Police encourage residents and commuters to be aware of their surroundings and be cautious when using and holding electronic items on public transportation.
If citizens are confronted by an assailant, they should remain calm and try to remember any unique physical characteristics, such as scars and tattoos, about the offender.