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CTA Pink Line Robberies: Chicago Police Warn Riders To Watch For Cell Phone Thieves

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Police issued an alert Dec. 22 warning riders aboard the CTA Pink Line to be on the watch for cell phone robbers. (CTA/Facebook) | CTA/Facebook

A spate of robberies aboard the Chicago Transit Authority Pink Line has police warning travelers to watch out.

According to a police alert issued Saturday, two men thought to be between 20 and 30-years-old have been snatching cell phones from commuters when the train stops at a station, reports the Sun-Times.

So far, a string of four robberies have been reported in the past two weeks, according to the Tribune: on Dec. 10 near the 200 block of South Kostner Avenue, Dec. 16 in the 1900 block of South Central Park Avenue, and the 2000 block of South Pulaski Road and Dec. 18 on the 1900 block of South Kedzie Avenue.

NBC Chicago reports that the alert describes the suspects as black males between 6-foot to 6-foot-2. Police were told one of the robbers was so tall his head almost touched the top of the train door.

Police ask that anyone with information about the robberies or robbers should contact Area Central Detectives at 312-747-8380.

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