Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a woman with robbing a beachgoer as he walked home from Montrose Beach over the holiday weekend. But her boyfriend, who allegedly stabbed the victim during the robbery, remains on the loose.
It happened under the Lawrence Avenue bridge as the victim and a friend headed home around 9 p.m. Saturday.
Prosecutors said a woman asked the victim’s friend for money or the bags they were carrying, but the situation escalated and became physical. The soon-to-be robbery victim tried to break it up, but the woman punched him in the face six times, Assistant State’s Attorney Sean Kelly said.
She also ordered the victim to hand over all of his property. He refused.
That’s when a man intervened.
“Are you messing with my woman?” he asked before punching the victim three times and stabbing him in the chest, according to Kelly. The man and woman then took the victim’s bags.
The victim ran to nearby Weiss Hospital for treatment, but they transferred him to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, which has a trauma unit, Kelly said.
Police arrested Jennifer Dlouhy, 43, in the area. The victim and his friend both identified her as one of the assailants, according to Kelly. The man is still at large.
Assistant Public Defender Suzin Farber said Dlouhy has no criminal background and may have mental health concerns.
Judge Charles Beach set Dlouhy’s bail at $25,000. She must post 10% of that to go home on electronic monitoring.
Dlouhy is due back in court on June 8.