A woman reported that a black male, about 6′ 2″ asked her for money late Wednesday afternoon just after 4:30 p.m. near Volz Park at Kennicott Avenue and St. James Street [MAP/SAT] When she replied that she didn’t have any money, he stabbed her in the arm with a small knife or bottle opener. The black male was described as having a shaved head and a gray moustache. He was also described as being about 40 years-old and wearing white or khaki pants and a blue T-shirt. He was carrying a burgundy-colored backpack and was categorized as possibly homeless.
The attempted armed robbery and stabbing occurred behind the U.S. post office and the man was last seen walking north toward the Arlington Heights U.S. Post Office at Euclid and Kennicott.