The woman and the off-duty officer said that a man approached the woman near Halsted and Wrightwood around 5:15PM Sunday and pulled out a black handgun. He jumped into the woman’s Volkswagen and sped westbound on Wrightwood.
Cops were able to track pings from the woman’s cellphone, which was still in the stolen car along with her purse.
They quickly found the car abandoned near Diversey and Seminary, police said.
Witnesses described the offenders as a heavyset black man weighing about 300 pounds and wearing a long sleeve red shirt and a black backpack.
The next community policing meeting for Wrigleyville and Boystown will be at the 19th district station, 850 W. Addison, at 7PM on Wednesday, August 3.