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Cops: Possible Drug Transaction Led to Stabbing

Police responded to a stabbing that happened outside a 7-Eleven on Jan. 20. Police believe the incident may have involved a drug transaction.

One man was transported to Skokie Hospital after he was stabbed and robbed of his iPhone on Jan. 20. According to police, the incident may have stemmed from a narcotics transaction.

The injured person told police that he walked out of 7-Eleven, 4834 Church St., with a friend, and was approached by another man who asked for a cigarette, according to police. While handing out a cigarette, the offender grabbed the victim's iPhone. A struggle would soon ensue and the cell phone owner was stabbed by a sharp object, police said.

The first offender was described as a black male, about 25 to 30-years-of age, 6-feet-tall and about 220-pounds. The man was also wearing all black and had twisted braids, police said. The second person was described as a Hispanic male, about 5-foot-6, 200-pounds, 23 to 27-years of age, wearing a black trench coat and all black clothing. He was also described to have a faded haircut and stud piercing on his left check, according to police.  

Police are not releasing any further information at this time. Once new details come in, Skokie Patch will update.

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Troy January 22, 2013 at 09:39 PM
I'm staying away from all Skokie 7-11s.
david January 22, 2013 at 10:25 PM
Amen to that Troy. They are the armpit of this town.
Randie Chubin January 23, 2013 at 03:36 AM
If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything!
kathleen January 23, 2013 at 03:06 PM
No jc I'm sure they lived around the corner from there. I too will be staying away from that 7-11. What a shame! We need more police.
Ben January 23, 2013 at 08:08 PM
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Ben January 23, 2013 at 08:09 PM
And of course the police are never around. Skokie is getting really bad. I go to this 7-11 all the time but now I will not anymore. The crime is getting really bad
Ben January 23, 2013 at 09:54 PM
Would not surprise me one bit
Dan Cox January 28, 2013 at 03:29 AM
I'll go to that 7-11 and anywhere else that I feel like, because I pack some heat! You people need to get real and stop living in fear.
Sully January 29, 2013 at 11:18 AM
Dana's a BIG MAN! He packs heat. I bet you're just itchin to blow somebody away, right Dan? Maybe you should move to Florida. Find someone who might sort of maybe look kind of suspicious and shoot to your heart's content. Ride 'em cowboy!
Anna April 13, 2013 at 04:51 PM
Sully, If I'm robbed or attacked in a public place, I'd hope Dan was around and not you.

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