Woman robbed at gunpoint on Lake

Men in ski masks pulled up in black Oldsmobile sedan

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

An Oak Park woman was robbed at gunpoint by two men in black ski masks as she walked along the 900 block of West Lake Street on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

The woman was on Lake Street at about 8:10 p.m., when two men pulled up in an older model black Oldsmobile sedan, possibly with a gray top.

The two men exited the vehicle and displayed a handgun. They demanded her belongings, and the victim complied, handing over her purse and cell phone.

The two men then got back in their car and headed eastbound on Lake and northbound on Kenilworth.

The estimated loss is $1,416.

The two men were described as black and wearing dark-colored hoodies and dark pants. The first robber was about 5-foot-11 with a medium build. His accomplice was described as 5-foot-5 and with a thin build.

CONTACT: tim@oakpark.com

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Rob Ruffulo  

Posted: February 15th, 2018 9:03 AM

Cristina. is that a serious question ?

Brian Slowiak  

Posted: February 14th, 2018 8:19 PM

The color of the skin around the eye holes of the ski mask. The color of their ungloved hands.Ski mask slips up to show the color of the neck skin. V neck to a tshirt,sweat shirt,dress shirt. Pants hanging down below the belt line. Off. Frederick Schwerdtner had an armed robbery with a shot gun where the robber slipped his hand under the ski mask to wipe his face to reveal his face to the victim.

Bill Dwyer  

Posted: February 14th, 2018 7:35 PM

Hmmm. Maybe the color of their necks and hands?

Cristina LoCelso  

Posted: February 14th, 2018 6:45 PM

Wait so the first part of the story said the men were wearing ski masks.. so how can the victim be sure of their race?

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