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Police: Woman Robbed at Gunpoint Coming Home Sunday Morning

The gunman reportedly made off with purse and possible bruising to his face.

Police are searching for a hooded man who reportedly robbed a woman of $360 cash at gunpoint over the weekend.

The mugging occurred outside the apartment building of a young woman at 4:45 a.m. Sunday in the 15700 block of Terrace Drive, according to an report. The woman told police she was pushed to the ground while walking into the back of her building.

Turning around, she said, her eyes met a small black gun and she heard a voice say, “Shh, give me everything you got.”

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The woman tried to hold onto her Dereon brand purse, which she said she tucked between her legs in a subsequent tug-of-war, police said. The gunman won the struggle, but not before the woman managed to kick him just below his left eye.

The man is described as black, in his 20s, about 5-feet, 11-inches tall and 135 pounds. Police said he wore a black hooded sweatshirt with dark clothing and had “some facial hair." He was seen running northbound across the building's parking lot after the attack.

A dog with the Country Club Hills Police Department tracked the robber to a nearby apartment building in the 5800 block of Corey Lane but lost the scent.

The woman refused medical treatment. Her purse, she told investigators, contained $360 cash, identification cards and keys attached to a long strap with “Chicago Bears” etched into material.

Police Blotter information is provided by the Oak Forest Police Department. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.

NANCY GRACE April 17, 2012 at 12:01 PM
Hope this jerk is caught.
Mary Rose April 17, 2012 at 12:24 PM
TSK!!Am glad the victim is okay!! She shld give her purse up ..save herslf.. Hope he will bust!! Most of people didnt realize what words on the bills.. GOD WHO WE TRUST!
Baba Wawa April 17, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Uh, Mary. I think it says "in God we trust" on the bills.
Nick Swedberg (Editor) April 17, 2012 at 04:34 PM
I try not to carry cash anymore so I can't confirm this. :-)
GS April 17, 2012 at 06:23 PM
I want to carry a gun and protect myself but the government won't let me because they don't believe in the US constitution.
Baba Wawa April 17, 2012 at 06:39 PM
GS, you are, of course, referring to the State of Illinois and not the federal government.
larry tobleck April 17, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Probably the same, hoodie wearing, gun toting,black guy with facial hair that robbed the couple who were at the park last week.
13231413@aol.com April 18, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Another GOOD REASON for Concealed Carry in Illinois !
Richard DeVries April 22, 2012 at 01:31 PM
I am with you GS. We should be able to protect yourself and family from jerks who dont care.As a former marine i have them and go shooting on a regular basis.
Richard DeVries April 22, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Again the police will drop the ball on this one to. It;s time we form our own town milta to help the police. With oak fest coming up i dont think the police can handle it with the very few cops we have....

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