Chicago activists patrolling public transit after violent train robbery: report

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Chicago activists have reportedly volunteered to patrol Chicago public transit after a man was violently robbed on the Red Line train on Sunday.

The Chicago Police Department’s Transit Branch released photos of two suspects accused of hitting a victim in the head with a bottle and stealing it from the train just before 3 a.m. Sunday.

A group of activists planned to patrol the Red Line on Monday after the incident and apparently volunteered to patrol Chicago Transit for months, according to ABC 7 Chicago.

“We’re going to keep doing this, the untouchables until it’s curbed because people are afraid to go to work,” Eric Lewis, a volunteer patroller, told the outlet. “It’s crazy here. As we stand here, anything can happen.”

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Video posted to social media over the weekend appears to show the incident of Sunday’s robbery.

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Chicago police are looking for a male suspect in his 20s or 30s and a female suspect in his 20s or 30s, according to a news release.

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The male suspect was wearing a multi-colored white shirt; purple hoodie; and black pants with a stripe down each leg. The suspect was wearing a white balaclava; a multicolored hoodie; and black ribbed pants.

The activists are a group of crime fighters in their 50s and 60s — some of whom are ex-military or trained in martial arts, ABC 7 reported.


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