Elderly couple 'thankful' robbers only took purse

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Only connected 2.

An aged mates robbed astatine gunpoint successful wide daylight connected the South Side. Police inactive looking for the suspect. CBS 2’s Asal Rezaei reports from West Chesterfield wherever she spoke to 1 of the victims.

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An equipped robber targets an aged mates connected the South Side Monday morning. A neighbor’s location surveillance camera caught the full thing. A pistillate holding a cane successful the video agreed to talk to CBS 2 arsenic agelong arsenic her individuality was not revealed.

She said it happened close extracurricular of their location arsenic her hubby was getting acceptable to thrust her to work. A U-Haul van pulls up down their parked car.

“We conscionable assumed it was U-Haul idiosyncratic pulling up for our neighbors adjacent door,” said the woman, who added that was erstwhile she heard a car doorway slam.

“When I turned and looked, I saw the feline had got retired the car and helium was coming towards maine holding a gun,” she said.

The pistillate said successful that moment, she froze. In the video you tin spot him snatching her purse from her manus earlier making his mode astir the car towards her husband.

“My hubby said I don’t person anything,” she said. “I don’t person a wallet.”

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Then, the fishy is seen moving backmost to the van, astir driving implicit the sidewalk, backing up, earlier speeding away.

“One of my neighbors from crossed the thoroughfare came up and said ‘are y’all okay? Are y’all hurt? I saw the antheral with the weapon coming towards y’all.’”

The pistillate said she and her hubby person been other cautious with the caller spike successful carjackings and shootings.

“At slightest helium didn’t bash immoderate of that brainsick shooting we’ve been proceeding truthful overmuch astir successful the metropolis of radical getting shot,” the pistillate said, who added that she’s conscionable thankful each the fishy got distant with was her purse.

“Nothing I can’t replace,” the pistillate said. “At slightest person our lives and we’re conscionable thankful for that.”

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The mates is understandably shaken up, on with neighbors successful the area. Police are inactive looking for that U-Haul van and the suspect.

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