Woman Chased And Robbed In North Center After Tuesday Night Euchre League: “So much for moving to a safer neighborhood”

A woman who moved to North Center one year ago to get away from Boystown’s street crime was chased and robbed as she walked home from a euchre tournament Tuesday night.

Skinned knees and a swollen ankle will be reminding Sarah of her post-euchre mugging for a while. | Sarah Jane 

“So much for moving to a safer neighborhood,” Sarah Jane said in an email yesterday.

She called the police to the 2000 block of West Cuyler around 11:20 p.m., minutes after two men in hoodies ripped her purse away. At least one of the offenders wore a ski mask.

“I saw two nefarious characters and got scared when one looked at me and came running directly at me,” she said. “I ran back to Lincoln, fell in the street, and he grabbed my bag saying ‘Gimme it! Gimme it!’ until he got it away from me.”

“I was left crying and scared with 2 badly skinned knees.  This was on my MF block. This city is a cancer.  I am going to look for a job transfer.”

Jane ran from the muggers, but she twisted her left ankle and fell in the street. | Sarah Jane

“My 20-something neighbors from the apartment on the corner came down and were supportive and helpful. I am taking the day off and laying in bed crying for a while longer, then going to look for my bag.”

She described the offenders as two men of unknown race, possibly in their 20’s. One wore a black hoodie, and one wore a white hoodie. They were last seen running southbound in the Lincoln Avenue alley.

As for Sarah Jane, she says she’s “angry and scared, and a bit banged up…but I knew that keeping this to myself was not the right thing to do. Knowledge is power.”

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