A 52-year-old man was pepper-sprayed, stabbed, and robbed this morning near the Belmont Red Line station, according to Chicago police. No one is in custody.
The victim told police he was walking on the 3200 block of North Sheffield when two or three offenders wearing black clothing sprayed him with a chemical around 7:50 a.m. They stabbed the victim in his back and arm, then stole his wallet before escaping in an unknown direction, a CPD spokesperson said.
Workers at a nearby Walgreens called 911 for help after the man came into their store, bleeding profusely moments later.
He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious condition. One of his lungs may have been punctured.
Police did not have any descriptions of the offenders. Area North detectives are investigating.