Woman, 80, robbed outside Evanston bank
Updated: January 15, 2013 4:08PM
EVANSTON — Police are seeking information about a robbery Tuesday in which an 80-year-old woman was forcibly stripped of her purse.
Police say the incident occurred about 11:15 a.m.
The victim, an Evanston resident, left the Charter One Bank at Main Street and Chicago Avenue, and was walking westbound near Custer Avenue, when approached by the offender who forcibly took her purse, Cmdr. Jay Parrott said in a release.
The offender was described as a black male, 18 to 22 years of age, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, he said. After taking the victim’s purse, the offender fled with two other individuals on foot into the north alley of Main Street, and entered a vehicle, which the fled the area, Parrott said.
Anyone with information can contact the Evanston Police Department at 847-866-5000 or utilize Text-A-Tip anonymously by texting the keyword EPDTIP to 274637 (CRIMES) with information. ~.