Saturday, May 03, 2014

WRONG TURN: Would-Be Robber Snared By Traffic Cop

Well, that was bad timing.

A man who punched a woman in the face during an attempted robbery near the Sheridan Red Line station Friday afternoon had his get-away cut short when he crossed paths with a Chicago police traffic officer who was working nearby for the Cubs game.

Police say the man punched the victim in the face inside a mom & pop convenience store just south of the Sheridan CTA station around 1 o'clock. Witnesses kept an eye on the offender and alerted the traffic officer who apprehended the thug just east of Clark on Irving Park Road.

No description of the offender is available. An ambulance crew treated the woman's injuries.

Nice work by all.

CPD case number is HX245629.
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