CHICAGO — A 37-year-old man was beaten during an attempted robbery late Monday in Edgewater, according to police.
At 11:08 p.m., the man was standing on the sidewalk in the 1000 block of West Bryn Mawr Avenue when two people walked up to him and punched his face several times, police said.
The man fell and hit his head on the concrete. The attackers started going through his pockets but ran off when a friend of the man came to help him, police said.
The man was taken to St. Francis Hospital in critical condition with trauma in his head, police said.
The attackers went east and were not in custody. An investigation was ongoing.