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Caught on camera: Man violently attacked, robbed in Chicago alley

Attack in Chicago alley caught on camera
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CHICAGO (CBS) -- Two assailants attacked a man from behind in a Bucktown alley in broad daylight Monday.

As CBS 2's Sabrina Franza reported, the whole thing was caught on camera.

At 2:55 p.m., the 33-year-old victim was walking down an alley behind Damen Avenue at Dickens Avenue. Two attackers were trailing him over his shoulder.

The attackers threw the man into a chain-link fence and knocked him to the ground. He could not see it was coming – but he did fight back.

The victim tried to escape as the two seemed to lunge for his backpack. At one point, the video shows one of the attackers falling against a row of garbage carts.

The two attackers seem to shout, "Just let it go!" before grabbing the bag and possibly a cell phone and fleeing.

Late Monday, we spoke with a witness who saw it all happen. She was in her car at the time, so she tried honking to deter the attackers – but the attackers kept doing what they were doing.

The witness said she stayed on the scene with the victim while police came. She said he was a little bruised but doing OK Monday night.

Chicago Police late Monday were still investigating the crime. There were no arrests to report.

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