Man slashed during a robbery near Sears Tower, police say

Police said the man was cut during a robbery attempt in the 200 block of South Franklin, near the Sears Tower. | Google

Chicago — A 32-year-old man was slashed on the hand during a robbery attempt near the Sears Tower overnight, according to Chicago police.

The victim told police he was walking in the 200 block of South Franklin when the robber confronted him and demanded his property around 2 a.m. He said the robber tried to punch him, but he blocked the punch with his hand, according to a CPD spokesperson. The robber then fled the scene without getting the man’s valuables.

Police said the victim realized his hand was cut by a sharp object as he blocked the punch. He went to Rush Hospital for treatment of a cut to his left hand. CPD said he was in fair condition.

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