Elderly Man Knocked Down, Robbed of Wallet in Subway

CTA may have video of morning robbery at Jackson stop

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    An elderly man from Des Plaines was knocked down and robbed of his wallet Thursday morning as he and his wife climbed the stairs of a downtown subway station, police said.

    The attack happened at about 10:30 a.m. in the Jackson subway station in the 300 block of South Dearborn, where the Chicago Transit Authority's Blue Line connects with the Red Line, according to Chicago police spokesman John Mirabelli.

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    The man suffered head and back injuries and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition had since stabilized, Mirabelli said.

    The robber was a black man with a dark complexion who stood about 5 feet, 9 inches tall. he was wearing a black shirt and black shorts, the Chicago Tribune reported.

    Though no one was in custody as of Thursday afternoon, the CTA may have video of the incident.

    A day earlier, a woman from the south suburbs was robbed of tens of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry as she walked on the busy 700 block of North Michigan Avenue.