NEARBY: Mom With 2-Year-Old Robbed @ Knifepoint

A Lake View woman was robbed at knifepoint in her garage as her 2-year-old child looked on shortly after 9PM Friday evening. The offender broke out the woman’s car window in the process of robbing the victim of her cash.

The drama unfolded in the alley behind the 1500 block of Byron Street. After the robbery, the victim locked herself and her child inside of their garage until police arrived.

The suspect was last seen heading eastbound in the alley from the crime scene.

He is described as a male, black in his late 30’s, 5’7″ tall, 150 pounds, with glasses and a close-cropped haircut. He was dressed in all black clothing and carried a black back pack.

CPD case #HW450932

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