CHICAGO (CBS) — A 52-year-old man was attacked while walking in Lakeview on Monday morning, as a group of robbers stabbed him and sprayed him with a chemical before taking his property.
Police said the victim was walking near Belmont and Sheffield avenues around 7:50 a.m., when a group of two or three men approached him, less than a block from the CTA Red Line station at Belmont.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Hot And Humid All Weekend Long
The robbers sprayed him with a “chemical irritant,” and stabbed him in the back and arm. The men then stole his property and ran off, according to police.READ MORE: Some Fear Events Like Lollapalooza Could Spike COVID-19 Cases In Chciago
The victim was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious condition.
Police did not have a description of the robbers, and no one was in custody Monday morning.MORE NEWS: Your U.S. Representative Could Help Get Your Delayed IRS Refunds
Area North detectives are investigating.