Oak Park police said a 20-year-old man was robbed Tuesday night by an assailant who punched him in the face and displayed a handgun in the 700 block of South Taylor Avenue.

Police said that at around 8:20 p.m. the victim saw a man who crossed the street, grabbed him and demanded money while pressing an unknown hard object against his back. The victim removed a couple of single dollar bills from his pocket, but the robber patted him down and the victim resisted, said Oak Park Commander LaDon Reynolds. “The subject struck him above his right eye with a hard object,” Reynolds said.

The victim surrendered his wallet, which contained $200, the report said. The robber pointed a small, black handgun at him and fled.

This story has been updated to clarify the location of the robbery: The 700 block of South Taylor Avenue.

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