UPDATE: With the public’s assistance, Metra Police arrested a suspect overnight in the robbery of a Metra conductor Tuesday afternoon at Van Buren Street Station.
Metra police report that the suspect was arrested overnight in Calumet City. Charges are pending.
Metra Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the man in the above photos who robbed a Metra conductor Tuesday afternoon at Van Buren Street Station.
On Tuesday Feb. 15, at 2:07 p.m. a Metra Electric Line train pulled into the Van Buren Street Station in downtown Chicago. At this time, the pictured offender, who was a passenger on the train, produced a black semi-automatic handgun and announced a robbery. He then proceeded to steal the conductor's cash and fled on foot into the station. The second photo shows the offender on the platform with the weapon.
During the investigation, Metra Police determined that the offender originally boarded the train at the 147th Street Station in Harvey.
Anyone with information about this incident or the suspect is asked to call the Metra Police Department at 312-322-2999.