Guardian Angels patrol Orange Line; police continue search for armed robbers

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Police are searching for two suspects who reportedly robbed several CTA passengers at gunpoint.

Orange Line Suspect FlyerPolice say the robberies occurred around 4:00 pm, Wednesday on the Orange Line train as the train was between the Halsted and Roosevelt stop.

The suspects reportedly boarded the train car and announced an armed robbery, police said.

They robbed several people and fled with items when the train arrived at the Roosevelt stop, according to police.

Romelia Garcia was pistol-whipped by one of the robbers. She decided to confront the men as they were robbing people. She said the assault took about seven minutes total.

The Guardian Angels patrolled the area Thursday morning

One of the Guardian Angels' advice is to give the robbers what they want, it is never a good idea to fight back, "Your life is more important than anything you can hold," he said.

Anyone with information for police regarding the suspects is asked to call Area Central Detectives at 312-747-8380.

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  • Carrie

    I understand the police advice of giving robbers whatever they ask for and not fighting back. I would probably do just that. However, when are we (as a society) going to say that enough is enough? When are we going to take back what belongs to good people and put these animals where they belong (in the ground)? I’m getting tired of being afraid of these idiots. When did we let the thugs take over?

  • Shady

    This is what happens in gun free zones and not allowing law abiding citizens to conceal carry on CTA and the state making it hard for law abiding citizens to get a conceal carry license, but criminals like these guys don’t care about laws because they know it takes CPD at least 20-30 minutes to get to most crime scenes. Criminals carry conceal firearms all day long and don’t get stop but the Mayor and the Chief of CPD continue to say Chicago has a gun problem and not a gang problem/ criminal problem. Let the truth be told Chicago has a liberal Government problem and the democratic party is a big reason why, they cater to the gangs and not the law abiding citizens in Chicago.

  • diane

    As a advocate of the 2nd Amendment , I don’t believe C&C is the answer. Speaking for someone who remembers “back in the day” when Chicago was a safe place where folks actually wanted to recreate and socialize in the city. Something intinsic is missing and its not guns.

    I’m talking about prayer in school.. Go ahead an laugh but kids were giving the message to respect others, respect others property, and killing one another was a BAD thing.
    There has always been a sector of society that was unemployed, under-educated and poor but violent crimes were not as prevalent as I hear about today.. What has changes is prayer in public school. just my opinion.