Man Thrown From Balcony During Robbery

By Christian Farr
|  Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013  |  Updated 8:01 PM CDT
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Chicago police are looking for a man who threw a man over his third floor balcony during the course of a robbery Tuesday night in the Gresham neighborhood. Christian Farr reports.

Chicago police are looking for a man who threw a man over his third floor balcony during the course of a robbery Tuesday night in the Gresham neighborhood. Christian Farr reports.

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Chicago police are looking for a man who threw a man over his third floor balcony during the course of a robbery Tuesday night in the Gresham neighborhood.

It happened shortly before 11 p.m. in the 7700 block of S. Halsted.

Niyah Frantz says she was leaving a friend's home when a man tried to rob her.

"I put my hand over the barrel of the gun, he strikes me with his right hand ... he snatches my purse and I yell for help," Frantz told NBC 5.

Frantz says her attacker ran up a flight of stairs and then tried to rob a 62-year-old man he encountered. She says the men started to scuffle, and that's when he went over the railing.

"He put that man up feet first in the air, threw him over the bannister," Frantz said.

Frantz's friend, Jamol Turmon, tried to help the military veteran before he was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition.

"He was trying to talk, but he was choking on his own blood. It was like gargles, it was crazy," Turmon said.

Residents say the victim lived at a facility for homeless veterans, and can't understand why he was the victim of the tragic crime.

No arrests have been made in the case.

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