An elderly man was
assaulted and robbed on Friday at the Hammond South Shore commuter train
station, the NICTD Transit Police said.
police, at 8:39 a.m. an 84-year-old man had just purchased a newspaper
inside the train station at 4531 Hohman Ave. and was walking on the boarding
platform when he was physically assaulted and robbed of his wallet.
Police said that
the victim sustained minor injuries in the incident but refused medical
The suspect was
described as a black male in his mid-twenties to early thirties, tall and
stocky, wearing a sleeveless gray tee-shirt and dark jeans with embroidered
designs sewn into the rear pockets.
The suspect fled on
foot southbound on Johnson Ave., where a Hammond Police Department K-9 unit
was unable to perform a successful track.
information about the robbery or the identity of the suspect is asked to
call the NICTD Transit Police at (219) 398-6000. All calls are kept