Robbery victim breaks leg chasing robbery offender at Belmont Red Line (Second robbery at the station in 2 days)

A robbery victim fell down the stairs and broke her leg as she pursued the man who took her property at the Belmont Red Line station on Thursday morning. No one is in custody.

Police said the 37-year-old victim was on the platform around 9 a.m. when a man approached her, wrestled away property, and then fled down the stairs.

The woman gave chase, but lost her footing and fell down a flight of stairs, fracturing her left leg, police said. She was treated at Presence St. Joseph Hospital.

Police said the victim was unable to provide any description of the offender other than he is male.

Thursday’s mugging was the second to be reported at the bustling station since Wednesday evening.

In the earlier case, a man told police that two men battered him and took his valuables as their train neared the Belmont stop around 6:25 p.m. on Wednesday.

The offenders got off the train at Belmont and then slipped out the “emergency exit” that leads to Fletcher Street. The two then ran east toward Clark, police said.

According to the victim, the offenders are two black men: one stood about 5’7” tall and wore a red hoodie; the other is 18-25 years old, has long dreads, and was wearing a dark blue t-shirt..

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