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Elderly Man Robbed At Loop CTA Station Fell Down Stairs While Fending Off Robber: Police

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Oct 18, 2017 9:53PM

An 81-year-old man who was robbed at a Loop CTA station Monday night was also injured after he struggled with the robber over his cell phone and fell down a flight of station stairs.

The man was on the Brown Line approaching the Washington and Wabash station when a robber "ripped" the man's cell phone out of his hand right when the doors to the train were opening. The man reportedly fell down the stairs at the station after chasing after the robber and struggling to keep ahold of his phone.

He suffered from bleeding to the brain, cuts on his head, bruises and swelling to his hands and knees. He was treated at a hospital where he is under intensive care now, according to police.

Police are looking for the public's help in identifying the robber, who is described as a black man, aged 19 to 24 years old, and between 5'4" and 5'7" tall. He appears in a CTA surveillance photo wearing a black bandana and Calvin Klein T-shirt and grey pants.

[H/T Tribune]