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 gun level in broad daylight on the South Side. Police nonetheless in search of the suspect. CBS 2’s Asal Rezaei stories 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 residence surveillance digital camera 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 stated it occurred proper outdoors of their residence as her husband was on the brink of drive her to work. A U-Haul van pulls up behind their parked automotive.

“We just assumed it was U-Haul someone pulling up for our neighbors next door,” stated 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 stated.

The lady stated in that second, she froze. In the video you possibly can see him snatching her purse from her hand earlier than making his means across the automotive in direction of her husband.

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

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

“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 stated she and her husband have been further cautious with the latest 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 stated, who added that she’s simply grateful all of the suspect received away with was her purse.

“Nothing I can’t replace,” the lady stated. “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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