Man, 73, struck in head with screwdriver during Lakeview robbery, according to Chicago police

Last Thursday, a 73-year-old man was struck in the head with a screwdriver during an apartment robbery in Lakeview, according to Chicago police.

The incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. in the 700 block of West California Terrace, according to police.

The victim told police that he was in the apartment building’s vestibule when someone approached him from behind and demanded his belongings.

Police say the thief struck the victim with a closed fist to the face, back, and groin, as well as a screwdriver to the head, before fleeing with the victim’s property.

The victim was transported in fair condition to Illinois Masonic Hospital. Detectives from Sector 3 are investigating.

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