Police: 94-year-old woman pushed in Lakeview home invasion

Approximate locations of the two incidents. | Multiplotrr

A 94-year-old Lakeview woman was pushed into her home and robbed by two men who posed as Water Department workers, police said. A second victim was targeted by the men recently in Roscoe Village, according to a community alert.

The elderly woman told police that the men pushed past her and rummaged through her bedroom, taking cash and jewelry around 5:45 p.m. on Feb. 22. Police said a gray Mercedes GL seen in the area at the time of the incident may be connected to the crime. According to the woman, one of the offenders was a heavy-set white male in his 30’s or early 40’s who stands about 6’2” tall.

Police suspect the same men are responsible for a similar incident in the 1900 block of Eddy on Monday. A homeowner there told police that men posing as utility workers burglarized their home after gaining entry around 2:30 p.m.

A community alert from Area North detectives encourages residents to make elderly relatives and neighbors aware of the scam. No one posing as a utility worker, contractor, or other service providers should be allowed into one’s home unless you made an appointment in advance.

If you have any information about these incidents, call the Area North Detectives at 312-744-8263 regard case numbers JC-162227 and JC-181793.
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