A 62-year-old man was thrown from a third-floor balcony in the Gresham neighborhood during an attempted robbery.
The man suffered a fractured skull and was in critical condition at Advocate
Christ Medical Center.
He was walking up the stairs at a building in the 7700 block of South Halsted
Street about 10:55 p.m. Tuesday when he crossed paths with the robber, who threw
him over the railing after trying to rob him.
Police said the attacker had tried to rob a woman in the same building
moments earlier. She was able to get her purse back.
No one was in custody.