Chicago activists patrolling public transit after violent train robbery: report
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Chicago activists are reportedly volunteering 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 who allegedly beat a victim with a bottle and robbing the victim on the train shortly before 3:00 a.m. Sunday.
A group a activists planned to patrol the Red Line on Monday following the incident. They had apparently been volunteering to guard Chicago transit for months, ABC 7 Chicago reports.
” We will continue to do this, we are going to do this, and the untouchables, until this is curbed, because people are afraid to go to work,” Eric Lewis told the outlet. It’s crazy out there. It’s possible for anything to happen here because we are standing out. “
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A video posted to social media over the weekend appears to show the Sunday robbery incident.
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Chicago police are looking for one male suspect in his 20s or 30s and one female suspect in her 20s or 30s, according to a press release.
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The male suspect was wearing a white, multi-colored shirt; purple hoodie; and black pants with a stripe on each leg. The female suspect was wearing a white hooded, multi-colored hoodie, and black ribbed pants.
The activists are a group of crime-fighters in their 50s and 60s — some of whom are former military members or trained in martial arts, ABC 7 reported.
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