Police seek suspect in Edgewater grocery store attack

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who attacked another man with some type of weapon outside an Edgewater grocery store last month. Police said the offender struck the victim with a “blunt object.”

Detectives did not release very many details about the attack, but they said it unfolded around 11 a.m. on July 22 in the 5300 block of North Broadway. The surveillance video appears to be from Jewel-Osco at 5343 North Broadway.

The suspect is seen checking out with a cashier in one clip. Next, he’s seen standing outside the store’s entrance. Then, the 52-year-old victim walks out the same door and is seen falling to the ground, apparently after being struck in the head. The legs and feet of the suspect are seen running out of frame.

Police said the suspect is a Hispanic man who stands 5’7” to 5’9” tall. He was wearing a black Nike t-shirt and has a tattoo on his upper right arm.

Anyone with information about the attack can contact Detective Stevens at 312-744-8261 regarding case JD-306012.

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