By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 31-year-old woman is recovering after she was attacked in the Loop near a CTA platform.

She told police she was near the Adams and Wabash platform when a boy punched her.

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The woman fell to the ground and he took off with her cell phone. It happened Wednesday night around 8:15.

Officers caught up with the offender a few blocks south.

The woman was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover.

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Chicago police now believe a man wanted in a deadly stabbing in the Loop is responsible for two other violent attacks.

On Saturday afternoon, a man hiding in the bushes near Wacker and Van Buren jumped out and fatally stabbed Anat Kimchi.

She was stabbed the back three times. Kimchi was a University of Maryland student visiting Chicago.

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Police think the same man is behind two previous attacks this month in the Loop, where he came up behind the victims and hit them with something.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff