Thursday, September 14, 2017

PHOTO: These "Men" Just Mugged An 80-Year-Old Woman In Lincoln Park

A neighbor’s surveillance camera captured images of two suspects who mugged an 80-year-old woman in Lincoln Park on Tuesday evening, police said. A frame from that video was released last night.

The offenders are seen running down an alley behind Southport Avenue after pushing the woman to the ground and taking her purse in the 1400 block of West Lill around 5:20 p.m. One of the offenders appears to have the woman’s purse in his hand.

Witnesses believed the robbers to be young boys, perhaps only 12- or 13-years-old. But the released photo suggests they may be older—possibly in their 20’s, according to authorities.

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CWBChicago first reported on the attack at 8:24 p.m. on Tuesday:
Witnesses said the boys had some type of handle or baton in their hand when they knocked the woman down in the 1400 block of West Lill around 5:20 p.m. After taking the woman’s cream-colored purse, the duo fled south in the alley that runs adjacent to Southport and then ran into Southport Avenue itself.
The 80-year-old victim and a witness describe the offenders as two black males who are about 13-years-old. One wore a white tank top with sagging green camouflage pants. The other reportedly wore a black tee shirt and had curly hair.
In Wednesday's alert, police said the suspect in the black shirt may be Hispanic.

Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call Area North detectives at 312.744.8263
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  1. I could be very wrong on this, but on Sunday over labor day, I feel like I might seen the person in the front (jeans) driving through the alley between Barry and Nelson at Lakewood. It was an old dark red 4-door sedan and one of the door panels was gray like it was being primed for paint. He was alone, I was walking on Lakewood around 5pm and he slowed down when he saw me. Other cars came down the street and he slowly turned down Lakewood to Lincoln. It definitely gave me pause because of the way he slowed down and studied me. I will contact the police - thank you for posting this information (as always)!

  2. Hopefully the gentleman in the rear trips on his sagging pants before he made his getaway.

  3. Anyone who attacks a 80 year old woman does not deserve sausage on his pizza. That is assuming they will be caught. If this happened to Rahm's mother they would in jail already. It always amazed me that when crime strikes the connected the bad guys get caught. Regular citizens "not connected" not so much.

  4. Type 1426 W. Lill Chicago, Il 60614 on google. Click on street view in the map and it shows a fine gentleman with red shorts and a black shirt making gang signs at the google car as it passes.

  5. Morally bankrupt pieces of crap.
    Got enough money for acid-washed jeans.
    Got enough money for sporty K-Swiss shoes and stupid-ass 'urban wear'.
    Robbing anybody...much less shoving 80 year old ladies to the ground???
    The veritable definition of 'waste of oxygen'.

  6. At the victim's age, a fall can mean a broken hip and that is often fatal.
    The two kids should be charged with attempted murder.