Two men vandalized the house and a third suspect was held at gunpoint.
A 70’s woman was recovering from a gunshot wound to her head on Thursday when suspects looted her home.
The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a home in Oak Lane, Illinois, when a woman approached the residence pretending to be selling candy, police said. The elderly lady refuses to make a purchase and closes the door.
After answering a second doorbell, the victim confronted the female suspect, who is believed to be a teenager, standing next to a man armed with a handgun, authorities said. He was forced to enter the residence, eventually throwing the elderly woman to the ground.
Police say two men looted the house while the female suspect held the victim at gunpoint. The trio then fled in an escape vehicle, a white Kia Optima, driven by a fourth suspect.
The woman was alone at home at the time of the incident. Police said he was slightly injured in the robbery.
Authorities described the suspect as a short man, believed to be 30, with short black hair and a heavy set. The other man, believed to be in his 40s, is tall with a heavy build and a round face. The females are tall and have a slender structure. The driver was not described.
“The safety of the community is a top priority for the police department,” the 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 to use every means at our disposal to assist in the arrest of those involved.”
No arrests have been made so far. Anyone who can identify the suspects involved in the incident is being requested to contact the Oak Lawn Police Department’s Intelligence Department.