Police seek man who attacked “elderly” maintenance worker in Loop

Police are trying to identify a man who attacked a senior citizen in the Loop last month.

Detectives released video of the crime that shows the victim sweeping up trash outside an office building when a passer-by stops and punches him in the face without warning. The maintenance worker, described by police as “elderly” and a “senior citizen,” is seen falling to the ground.

Police said it happened at 2:50 p.m. on July 23 in the 100 block of West Jackson. However, the video shows the attack unfolding on the 300 block of South Financial Place, on the side of a building that has a Jackson Boulevard address.

The offender is wearing a white tank top, blue shorts, and blue shoes, according to information that police distributed with the video. Anyone with information about the crime can contact Detective Stevens at 312-744-8269 regarding case JD-307335. You can also submit an anonymous tip at www.CPDTIP.com. 

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