Man Robbed, Throat Slashed at Train Station

Police: Attack occured after man followed victim into bathroom

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    Commuters say they'll be more cautious after a man was attacked in the bathroom at the East Chicago South Shore Station on Monday. Christian Farr reports. (Published Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012)

    Police are searching for the person responsible for stabbing and robbing a man at the East Chicago South Shore Station on Monday.

    The victim was waiting for his wife to get off the train when he went into the bathroom at about 5:42 p.m. A man followed him inside and slashed his throat from behind with a knife. Police say the victim dropped his keys, wallet and cellphone, and was stabbed a second time during the struggle. He eventually managed to run away from the bathroom, followed by the suspect.

    Police say witnesses saw the man steal the victim's car and drive north on Indianapolis Boulevard into East Chicago. The car is a silver 2005 Honda Accord with Illinois license plate H713340, although investigators believe he may have ditched the car in the nearby housing projects.

    The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

    Bob Byrd of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation Police says investigators have two surveillance videos of the suspect. It's also believed the suspect may regularly ride the bus, so officers will be pulling surveillance camera video from nearby bus stations as well.

    Anyone with information regarding the suspect or the location of the stolen car is asked to call 219-398-6000.