Robber Stabs Accomplice
- Police said a robbery Wednesday morning went sour for two attackers inside a Blue Line car when one of them tried to stab their 70-year-old victim and knifed his accomplice instead.
All three men boarded the train at the Kedzie Station on the West Side, police said. The two attackers approached the victim on the O'Hare-bound train as it approached the LaSalle Station downtown about 12:30 a.m., police said.
One of the men accused the victim of taking his cellphone, and when the victim began to walk away, the men pushed him to the ground, police said.
When the victim tried to fight back, one of the attackers kicked him in the face, police said. One of the men then cut the victim's pants and took his wallet, police said. That man then attempted to stab the victim with a knife and accidentally cut his partner, a 24-year-old male, said police.
The only thing that may have made this better was if the 70-year-old had a gun to defend himself. As it was though, this was the second best outcome.