Streeterville: Men rob concealed carry holder at gunpoint

A concealed carry gun owner was outmatched by three men who robbed her at gunpoint in Streeterville early Saturday.

The 23-year-old woman was legally carrying a concealed handgun as she sat on a bench in the 400 block of North New Street around 3:45 a.m. That’s when three men approached her and demanded her property at gunpoint, according to Officer Jessica Rocco, a police spokesperson. The woman turned over her valuables, which included her handgun, according to a CPD report.

An officer at the scene said the victim provided video of the offender’s vehicle, which bore a license plate that beings with BN7.

The woman was not injured. Area Three detectives are investigating.

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