Lakeview: Gunman robs woman of her coat, her phone, and her Trader Joe’s groceries

A short walk home from Trader Joe’s took a scary turn for one Lakeview woman on Sunday evening. Police say a man robbed her at gunpoint of her valuables — and her groceries.

The victim, 22, told police that she was walking on the 1000 block of West Oakdale at 6:20 p.m. when a man approached her, displayed a revolver, and demanded her belongings.

Police said the man held the woman at gunpoint as he took her coat, phone, wallet, and a Trader Joe’s bag filled with purchases she just made at the grocery chain’s Diversey Parkway store. He then fled southbound through a nearby alley.

According to the victim, the robber is a black male who wore a beanie cap and a black puffy coat.

Area North detectives are investigating.

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