A neighbor’s surveillance camera captured images of two suspects who mugged an 80-year-old woman in Lincoln Park on Tuesday evening, police said. A frame from that video was released last night.
The offenders are seen running down an alley behind Southport Avenue after pushing the woman to the ground and taking her purse in the 1400 block of West Lill around 5:20 p.m. One of the offenders appears to have the woman’s purse in his hand.
Witnesses believed the robbers to be young boys, perhaps only 12- or 13-years-old. But the released photo suggests they may be older—possibly in their 20’s, according to authorities.
CWBChicago first reported on the attack at 8:24 p.m. on Tuesday:
Witnesses said the boys had some type of handle or baton in their hand when they knocked the woman down in the 1400 block of West Lill around 5:20 p.m. After taking the woman’s cream-colored purse, the duo fled south in the alley that runs adjacent to Southport and then ran into Southport Avenue itself.
The 80-year-old victim and a witness describe the offenders as two black males who are about 13-years-old. One wore a white tank top with sagging green camouflage pants. The other reportedly wore a black tee shirt and had curly hair.
In Wednesday’s alert, police said the suspect in the black shirt may be Hispanic.
Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call Area North detectives at 312.744.8263