Elderly Man Knocked Down, Robbed of Wallet in Subway

CTA may have video of morning robbery at Jackson stop

Thursday, May 16, 2013  |  Updated 5:23 PM CDT
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There were at least four reports of people robbed downtown and in the River North neighborhood roughly within a 24 hours period. For Chicago police and the city's tourism industry, the reports couldn't come at a worse time. Phil Rogers reports.
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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.

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.

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