Robber stabs woman in Uptown overnight

The 900 block of West Leland is marked on this map. | Multiplottr

A woman was stabbed during a robbery in Uptown overnight, according to Chicago police. She is in fair condition, and the attacker is still at large.

The 25-year-old victim was standing outside her parked car in the 900 block of West Leland when the robber approached her around 2:30 a.m., according to police.

When she asked the man if he needed help, he responded by pulling out a knife and stabbing the woman in the abdomen and leg, according to police. He stole the woman’s purse and fled.

Officers on the scene described the suspect as a Black male in his late teens or early twenties, standing 5’6″ tall and weighing 130 pounds. He was described as having a small Afro and wearing a dark hoodie with dark gray jogging pants. He was last seen on Sheridan heading north.

The victim is being treated at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

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