Store employee stabbed in Loop after thwarting theft: police

The man was stabbed by someone who had tried to steal items from the store about 10 minutes earlier, police said.

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The two fought outside of a store in the first block of West Jackson Boulevard, June 10, 2019.

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A worker at a store in the Loop was stabbed Monday by the person he stopped from taking off with items from the location.

A male tried stealing from a store about 3:22 a.m. in the first block of West Jackson Boulevard, but the man working there stopped him, Chicago police said. The male left but returned to the store minutes later and “threw a lottery machine” at the employee.

The two fought just outside of the store and the suspected thief stabbed the employee with a box cutter in the arm, police said.

The employee is in good condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said.

No one is in custody as Area Central detectives investigate.

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