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2 armed men rob passengers on Chicago train

Passengers Robbed at Gunpoint on Chicago Train

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago police have released the photographs of two men who allegedly boarded a train coming from Midway International Airport, pulled out guns and robbed passengers of their wallets, phones and jewelry as it rolled into downtown Wednesday afternoon.

The photographs show the men leaving the Roosevelt station near the time of a robbery that occurred on the Orange Line between the Halsted and Roosevelt stations.

Authorities said no one was hurt, though one woman told WMAQ-TV that a man struck her in the head with his gun because she did not hand over her purse.

Police said detectives are also reviewing surveillance video from the trains and platforms.

"They were bold to do this," Guardian Angels national director Miguel Fuentes said Thursday as members of the volunteer-based community patrol group handed out fliers at downtown CTA station. "It's completely scary that for two people at 4 o'clock, on a train heading into the city pulling out guns and rob them like they're Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid or something."

He also suggested the robbers would strike again.

"People don't commit crimes like this just one time and stop," he said.

Police said no arrests had been made and no suspects had been identified.

Robberies on the CTA have dropped significantly in the last year, the agency said. In the first three months of 2014, nearly 100 people were arrested as a result of images pulled from the CTA cameras, it said.

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msharvie July 17 2014 at 2:55 PM

Gee, I don't know, seems the strict gun control laws are working really well............for the criminals.

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hmadden July 17 2014 at 3:13 PM

Too bad this didn't happen in an area that allows concealed carry. It wouldn't be repeated. But this is Chicago, the criminals paradise. Victims aren't allowed to defend themselves.

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the.golden.rule July 17 2014 at 4:48 PM

The shocking part is --
Two black men did this..!
Why..?
Because blacks usually attack
in gangs of 3 or more...

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petpetdon the.golden.rule July 17 2014 at 5:37 PM

They don't like to commit crimes in the rain. Nor do they like to riot in the rain.

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coopdabomb petpetdon July 17 2014 at 6:33 PM

They also stay inside in cold weather

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dbrianpritchett the.golden.rule July 17 2014 at 11:37 PM

Wake up stupids that just love our racist president and his hire gun protector Holder...HAPPY?????

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mhcontain July 17 2014 at 2:34 PM

Wouldn't happen in a concealed carry state

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kbaby12345 July 17 2014 at 2:45 PM

But I thought Chicago was a "gun-free" zone . . . .

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'57mad July 17 2014 at 4:46 PM

in a perfect world the title would/should read - armed men who robbed passengers on train lay dead ,shot to death by same passengers when they pulled their conceal carry weapon/gun.

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frankiegallo33 July 17 2014 at 6:24 PM

It must be the white passengers fault!

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Normie Baby frankiegallo33 July 17 2014 at 10:55 PM

Damn white people! Walking around carrying all that money & those credit cards. They're just asking for it!

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bluetoolpro July 17 2014 at 2:52 PM

violence in chicago , must be an isolated incident

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aaldrew bluetoolpro July 17 2014 at 5:13 PM

Violence in Chicago? Must be a typo.

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timalways aaldrew July 17 2014 at 9:12 PM

Another stupid comment from. aaldrew. Must be a typo.

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bradjud bluetoolpro July 17 2014 at 9:49 PM

al capone an frank nitty form mayor of chicago..with michine gun mcguirk..that will stright out chicago

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Dumbass July 17 2014 at 3:16 PM

So....CATCHING 100 ROBBERS IN 3 MONTHS IS GOOD? HOW MANY GOT AWAY?

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larry July 17 2014 at 7:54 PM

As the lier and chief continues to host fundraisers and launch and investigation of the "float" that resembled an outhouse with Obama Library painted on the side, Obama's home town of Chicago is being controlled by gangs and murderers. Looks like the increased "gun control" laws are working in favor of the criminals.

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