Thugs Rob Teen Exiting Rush Hour Train
Police said a teenager was robbed last week near a Northcenter CTA platform.
A teenager and his father called police last week to report that the teen was robbed while getting off a rush hour train.
The 15-year-old victim said two suspects approached him around 5:40 p.m. Jan. 25 on the CTA platform at 1815 W. Irving Park Road in Northcenter. They cornered him while he was in the south stairway of the terminal, he said, and blocked him from moving forward.
One of the men—both described as being between 25 and 30 years old—reportedly demanded, "Give us the phone or we'll knock you out."
The teenager said they then stole his iPhone 4s from his left jacket pocket and fled south on Wolcott Avenue, the report said. The child's father tried tracking the device but wasn't successful.
The case remained under investigation on Monday morning, when police said they were trying to get a copy of the CTA's video surveillance.
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