Man attacked — possibly with hammer — in Rogers Park robbery

A 31-year-old man was robbed and struck in the head — possibly with a hammer — in Rogers Park early Thursday, police said. No arrests have been made.

The victim told police he was walking in the 7500 block of North Clark when two offenders approached him and demanded money around 4:45 a.m., CPD spokesperson Kellie Bartoli said. They then struck the victim in the back of the head with a weapon that he believed to be a hammer.

After getting the man’s wallet, phone, and $100 cash, the offenders fled southbound on Clark in a black truck, Bartoli said.

The victim went to the nearby Howard CTA station to get help. An ambulance transported the man to St. Francis Hospital where he was listed in good condition.

He described the offenders as two black males who stand about 6-feet tall. One wore a brown hoodie, dark pants and dark boots. The other wore a blue hoodie, dark pants and dark boots, Bartoli said. 

Area North detectives are investigating.

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