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Victim, 67, Punched, Attacked In Old Town Robbery Attempt Caught On Video

A video shows the man being attacked and knocked to the ground by three people.

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CHICAGO — A 67-year-old man was punched during an attempted robbery caught on video in Old Town.

The attack happened at 7:47 p.m. Jan. 25: The man was walking in the 400 block of West Eugenie Street when three boys or men in black jackets and black beanies walked up to him, police said.

One of the attackers punched the man in his arm and tried to take off his blue, fur-lined jacket while another attacker tried to take the man’s phone, police said.

The man said he was going to call the police and the attackers ran away, going south on Sedgwick, police said.

A video of the attack shows the man walking and talking on the phone when someone runs up to him from behind. The attacker and the man struggle as two other people walk up.

The man tries to run away but one of the attackers knocks him down into a recycling can. Two of the attackers approach the man, but he kicks and they can be seen running away.

The man refused medical attention, police said.

An investigation was ongoing.