Police are warning Southwest Side residents of a robber who’s targeted women at two Orange Line “L” stops in the last week.
In both robberies, the man or boy went up to a woman and took her purse and
cell phone by force.
Most recently, the robber went up to a woman in the 4900 block of South
Western Avenue, at a bus stop near the Orange Line Western Avenue stop on
Wednesday just before 10 a.m.
On Oct. 12, a woman was on the “L” in the 4900 block of South Kedzie Avenue
when she was robbed.
The robber is described as a black, between the ages of 16 and 21, standing
about 5-foot-10 to 6-foot-1 and weighing about 160 pounds. In the most recent
robbery, he was wearing a gray jacket and black pants.