Woman’s purse snatched in Oak Lawn

  • Written by Bob Rakow

 A woman was robbed in the parking lot of an Oak Lawn grocery store Dec. 21 when a man grabbed her purse, police said.
  The incident occurred at 1:35 p.m. at Jewel-Osco, 8801 S. Ridgeland Ave., when the 52-year-old woman was walking toward her car, according to reports.
  She said a man in a tan SUV motioned for her to approach his vehicle. When she arrived, the man reached his arm out of the driver’s side window and grabbed the purse, which contained $400 cash, police said.
  The man fled westbound through the parking lot. A witness ran toward the SUV and punched the rear driver’s window in an attempt to get him to stop. The SUV turned south onto Ridgeland Avenue.
  Approximately 30 minutes later, Alsip police reported a reckless driver matching the description of the SUV speeding north on Cicero Avenue. Oak Lawn police responded, positively identified the SUV and pursued it before terminating the chase, they said.