Far South Side Metra riders warned of increasing armed robberies - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com

Far South Side Metra riders warned of increasing armed robberies: Alert

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Police are warning Far South Side Metra riders of an increase in armed robberies this month as passengers leave a Roseland neighborhood station.

The armed men follow passengers leaving Metra stations then rob them at gunpoint, according to a community alert from Area South detectives. The robbers flee on foot with the proceeds.

The robberies happened about 7:45 p.m. Feb. 6 in the 11400 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue, about 8 p.m. Feb. 9 in the 400 block of East 111th Street and about 7:50 p.m. Feb. 15 in the 500 block of East 114th Place, police said.

The suspects are described as 17- to 22-year-old black men with medium complexions, police said. They are between 5-feet-7 and 5-feet-10 and weigh 150 to 170 pounds.

One of the men wore a navy and cream jacket with a black ski mask, police said. He was carrying a black handgun.

Share Your Photos & Video

Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices