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Elderly South Side Couple ‘Thankful’ Robbers With U-Haul Only Took A Purse – CBS Chicago


CHICAGO (CBS) — Only on 2.

An aged couple robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight on the South Side. Police nonetheless in search of the suspect. CBS 2’s Asal Rezaei reviews from West Chesterfield the place she spoke to one of many victims.

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An armed robber targets an aged couple on the South Side Monday morning. A neighbor’s dwelling surveillance digicam caught the entire thing. A lady holding a cane within the video agreed to talk to CBS 2 so long as her id was not revealed.

She mentioned it occurred proper outdoors of their dwelling as her husband was on the point of drive her to work. A U-Haul van pulls up behind their parked automotive.

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“We just assumed it was U-Haul someone pulling up for our neighbors next door,” mentioned the lady, who added that was when she heard a automotive door slam.

“When I turned and looked, I saw the guy had got out the car and he was coming towards me holding a gun,” she mentioned.

The lady mentioned in that second, she froze. In the video you’ll be able to see him snatching her purse from her hand earlier than making his manner across the automotive in direction of her husband.

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“My husband said I don’t have anything,” she mentioned. “I don’t have a wallet.”

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Then, the suspect is seen operating again to the van, virtually driving over the sidewalk, backing up, earlier than dashing away.

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“One of my neighbors from across the street came up and said ‘are y’all okay? Are y’all hurt? I saw the man with the gun coming towards y’all.’”

The lady mentioned she and her husband have been further cautious with the current spike in carjackings and shootings.

“At least he didn’t do any of that crazy shooting we’ve been hearing so much about in the city of people getting shot,” the lady mentioned, who added that she’s simply grateful all of the suspect acquired away with was her purse.

“Nothing I can’t replace,” the lady mentioned. “At least have our lives and we’re just thankful for that.”

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The couple is understandably shaken up, together with neighbors within the space. Police are nonetheless in search of that U-Haul van and the suspect.



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