Man slashed during confrontation with robber in Streeterville, police say (Video update)

A man was slashed in his face when he tussled with a knife-wielding robber in Streeterville on Wednesday evening, police said. No one is in custody.

The man and a woman, both 32-years-old, were standing on the 300 block of East Illinois when the offender walked up and demanded money at knifepoint around 9:50 p.m., according to dispatch records and a police statement.

A nearby resident captured video of the confrontation from above:

Rather than surrender his wallet, the man pushed the offender’s arm away, which caused the robber’s arm to move upward. His knife then cut the victim’s face, police said.

On a positive note, the robbery failed.

The offender ran away and the victim declined medical attention, according to police. In a statement, police described the suspect only as a White male.

Area Three detectives are investigating.

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