Uptown: Woman choked during robbery

Written By Timothy Fitz on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | 5/25/2011 12:18:00 AM

A woman fell prey to a violent assault and robbery in Uptown late Tuesday night.

The incident occurred around 11:34 p.m. in the alley behind 4843 North Winthrop Avenue.

According to the initial 911 call, which was placed by a third party, the female victim was choked and her assailant also stole her purse.

However, according to an officer at the scene, the crook stole the woman’s ring. The reporting officer did not mention a stolen purse.

The offender was identified as a 40-year-old black man with a mustache and a medium complexion. He is approximately 5’5” to 5’7” and has a slender build.

The violent criminal was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and light-colored baggy blue jeans.

Authorities say when the suspect attacked his victim, his sweatshirt was pulled over his head.

At the time of this report, there was no information regarding the robbery victim's condition and there was no indication an ambulance was called to the scene. 

If you have any information about this crime, please contact the police.


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