Niles Village Employee Robbed, Stabbed

NILES, Ill. (CBS) — A Niles village employee was robbed and stabbed Tuesday morning as he drove to a bank in the northern suburb.

The 53-year-old employee was on his way to PNC Bank-Golf Mill, 9101 N. Greenwood Ave., around 9:30 a.m. to deposit village funds at the time of the incident, according to Niles police Sgt. Robert Tornabene. The employee was pepper-sprayed, robbed and stabbed while in his car near Golf Mill Park, at Grace Avenue and Davis Street, police said.

He was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where his condition was stable as of 11:30 a.m.

The robbery occurred while the employee was inside his village vehicle which was stopped at a stop sign on westbound Davis Street at Grace, Tornabene said. Multiple suspects are believed to have been involved. No one was in custody.

“They used some kind of ruse to approach him and to get him to roll down the window and talk to him,” Tornabene said.

The employee reported the incident on his village radio. The employee’s vehicle was towed away from the scene, which was cordoned off by yellow crime scene tape, about 10:30 a.m.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Go Private Bank

    I hope this person makes a quick recovery. When I read he was on his way to the bank, I thought it would be MB Financial Bank; they’re notorious for poor security at their branches


    i transfer buses there and shop there on the wekends but now i am going to be extra careful there arE bands of young bums running through for nothing more than wine and junk theY are very young though the secretary of state office is is In thE vicinity VERY STRANGE!

  • David

    When seconds count, the police are only minutes away. Same old story in Chicagoland.

  • Tom

    Let’s see. The employee just so happeens to be on his way to the bank with some money. And he just so happens to get robbed on the way to the bank. Either the suspects are the luckiest guys in the world for robbing the right guy at the right place and the right time, or there’s more to this one than meets the eye.

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