Victim slashed during robbery at Grand Red Line, Chicago police say

The Grand Red Line platform | CWBChicago

Chicago — A man was cut on the wrist as three offenders robbed him on the Grand Red Line platform on Christmas Eve, Chicago police said.

The 43-year-old was approached by three people who struck up a conversation around 3:43 a.m. But the situation turned violent when the group pushed the man down, causing him to hit his head on the wall. The robbers rifled through his pockets, took his property, and left the platform, according to a CPD report.

Police officers, guided by a CTA surveillance camera operator, located two offenders elsewhere in the station.

EMS took the victim to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition for treatment of a laceration to his right wrist, police said.

Area Three detectives are investigating the case.

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