Chicago man arrested after robbing train conductor at gunpoint in broad daylight, authorities say

The unidentified male suspect, whose name was not immediately released, was taken into custody in Calumet City, Metra police said Wednesday, adding that charges were pending.

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The robbery unfolded when the suspect, who was a passenger aboard the Metra Electric Line train, pulled a black semi-automatic handgun and announced the robbery as the train pulled into the Van Buren Street Station at 2:07 p.m., Metra police said in an earlier news release.

In this surveillance photo, the suspect is seen holding the semi-automatic handgun near his waist while walking down the platform and away from a train conductor who has his hands raised.

In this surveillance photo, the suspect is seen holding the semi-automatic handgun near his waist while walking down the platform and away from a train conductor who has his hands raised. (Metra Police Department)

The suspect allegedly stole the conductor’s cash and fled on foot into the station. Investigators determined the suspect originally boarded the train at the 147th Street Station in Harvey.

Metra police released two high-quality surveillance photos showing the suspect wearing a black hoodie, a black jacket, black pants, and white sneakers. A black ski mask also covers his head and face.

The suspect was seen wearing a black hoodie, a black jacket, black pants, and white sneakers. A black ski mask also covered his head and face.

The suspect was seen wearing a black hoodie, a black jacket, black pants, and white sneakers. A black ski mask also covered his head and face. (Metra Police Department)

In one photo, the suspect is seen holding the semi-automatic handgun near his waist while walking down the platform and away from a train conductor who has his hands raised.

 

Authorities asked anyone with information about the incident to call the Metra Police Department at 312-322-2999.

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