Oak Lawn, Illinois – An elderly woman was robbed at gunpoint after she answered the door when a female appeared at her home pretending to sell candy on Tuesday evening.

The victim, a woman in her 70s, was home alone when she declined to purchase candy from a female suspect and closed her front door.

The teen suspect approached the elderly woman’s home for the second time with a man who was armed with a handgun.

Upon answering the door a second time, three suspects rushed into the home, injured the elderly woman and ransacked her home, ABC News reported.

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The female suspect held the elderly woman at gunpoint as the other two male suspects burgled the home.

The three suspects took off in a getaway vehicle – a white Kia Optima.

Oak Lawn Police are asking the public for help identifying the robbery suspects.

Photo of the getaway car:

ABC News reported:

A woman in her 70s was recovering from injuries Thursday after being forcibly held at gunpoint while suspects ransacked her home.

The home invasion took place Tuesday evening in Oak Lawn, Illinois, when a female suspect pretending to be selling candy approached the residence, police said. The older woman declined to make a purchase and closed the door.

The woman was home alone during the incident. She sustained minor injuries in the robbery, according to police.

Authorities described one suspect as a short man, believed to be in his 30s, with short black hair and a heavyset build. The other man, believed to be in his 40s, is tall with a heavyset build and a round face. The female is tall and has a thin build. A description of the driver was not provided.

“The main priority of the police department is the safety of the community,” police said in a statement. “We will continue to actively pursue those involved in this case and all other acts of violence and crime. We plan on utilizing every resource at our disposal that will assist in the arrest of those involved.”

No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone who can identify the suspects involved in the incident are urged to contact the detective division at the Oak Lawn Police Department.





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