Two masked and armed men robbed a woman at gunpoint in southeast Lakeview on Tuesday afternoon and then fled the area in a vehicle that was reported taken in an armed carjacking days earlier, police said.
The woman was walking in the 500 block of West Oakdale when two offenders approached her, displayed a handgun, and took her purse around 3:15 p.m.
Both offenders then jumped into a gray 4-door Toyota Camry with a license plate of E957467 and sped off toward Clark Street.
That vehicle was reported taken in a carjacking in Chinatown on May 1, according to police records.
Witnesses described the primary offenders as two black men wearing masks. The gunman had long dreadlocks, stood about 5’7” tall, and weighed about 140 pounds. He is believed to be in his early- to mid-20’s, police said.