A 22-year-old woman was slapped in the face and slammed to the ground by a man who tried to rob her Friday evening in Lakeview, police said. No one is in custody.
The victim was standing at the door of her car in the 3300 block of North Clifton when a man approached her from behind and slapped her across the face around 9:25 p.m. The man reportedly grabbed the woman’s right arm, slammed her to the ground, and then rifled through her purse before running away empty-handed.
Police said the victim’s face was red from the attack, but she declined medical attention.
The woman described the attacker as a white man who wore a white and blue-striped Cubs jersey with blue jeans. He stands about 6-feet tall and weighs about 180 pounds. She last saw him heading south on Clifton.