Woman fought off would-be robber in Lake Forest, police say

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A woman was able to fight off a knife-wielding attacker Friday night in Lake Forest by striking him in the head with her cellphone, Lake Forest police said.

The woman said a man with a large kitchen knife approached her shortly before 5:20 p.m. in the 1000 block of North Western Avenue, according a police department news release. After she struck him several times with her phone, the suspect fled, the release said.

Police set up a perimeter and attempted to locate the man using a K9 unit from Gurnee but were not successful, the release said. The woman was treated and released from Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital for a minor cut on her hand.

The suspect is described as a 17- to 19-year-old man with a thin build and standing about 5 feet 9 inches, police said. He was wearing a dark hoodie, puffy winter jacket and dark cargo pants.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact Detective Adam Milczarek at 847-810-3810.

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