Monday, June 06, 2016

Man Stabbed, Friend Robbed During Sunday Night Mugging

A 20-year-old man is in critical condition after being stabbed “right by the heart” during a robbery near Broadway and Montrose Sunday evening, police said.

The man and a friend were walking in the area around 11PM when two assailants approached them and announced a robbery. The offenders took a gold chain and a Rolex watch from the friend, then stabbed the second man in the chest before fleeing, according to the friend.

A passing motorist agreed to drive the men to a hospital, but both victims got out of the car at Belmont and Halsted when they saw police officers who were working on an unrelated matter. The driver then left the scene, police said.

Police said the friend was unfamiliar with the area and he could only estimate that the stabbing took place near Broadway and Montrose. The stabbing victim was unable to immediately speak with officers.

According to the friend, both robbers were black men. One of them had dreadlocks and wore black shorts and a black shirt with a square shape on the front.
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  1. I guess it's time people stay indoors...SMH
    Prayers the victim pulls through.
    It isn't safe anywhere, but the city is very dangerous.

  2. That corner seems to be getting worse each week

  3. I question the facts of this report. If I have learned anything from watching the news in Chicago this last year, knives are not deadly weapons. How dangerous can they be if the police are not allowed to shoot someone with a knife?! I believe everything I see on tv, and therefore doubt the seriousness of this man's injuries.

  4. Any update on the stabbing victim? Hope there's surveillance video in the area that captured the offenders and that the police release the photos.