Police are investigating an armed robbery reported in the Streeterville neighborhood on Tuesday night. No one is in custody.
A 53-year-old woman said she was walking on 200 block of East Pearson near the Museum of Contemporary Art and Lake Shore Park when a man approached her and tried to take her purse around 10:45 p.m.
Police said a struggle broke out, but the woman stopped resisting when the man displayed a handgun. The offender then fled eastbound on Pearson in a “boxy white vehicle.”
The victim, who was not injured, called police from a nearby hospital.
Police described the robber as a black male between 27- and 30-years-old who stands 6’1” to 6’3” tall and weighs 150 to 160 pounds. He was wearing black jeans and a black hoodie that has white stripes at the bottom, police said.
Area Central detectives are investigating.