Robbery victim critical after attack near Bryn Mawr Red Line

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Two men left a robbery victim in critical condition near the Bryn Mawr Red Line station late Monday, police said. No one is in custody.

The 37-year-old victim was waiting for a friend outside a Mexican restaurant at 1055 West Bryn Mawr when two strangers walked up and punched him repeatedly in the face around 11:08 p.m., according to police and a witness. Investigators said both offenders then went through the man’s pockets after he fell to the ground and struck his head on the pavement.

The attackers ran away when the victim’s friend arrived on the scene. Nothing was appeared to be taken from the victim, police said.

Police said the offenders ran eastbound on Bryn Mawr and then southbound on Kenmore. A witness described one of the robbers as a black man with long dreads who wore a red and white shirt.

An ambulance transported the victim to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston where he is listed in critical condition with head trauma.

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