CHICAGO (TOC) — A Chicago couple stated they have been chased down and robbed at gunpoint within the Bucktown neighborhood over the weekend.
Video of the incident, captured by dwelling surveillance cameras, exhibits the couple with their arms up Saturday night time.
That couple spoke with ABC7 Chicago anonymously Tuesday, and stated every part has modified after they lived by a horrifying armed theft Saturday night time.
The person stated he is now contemplating getting a hid carry allow, and his girlfriend is traumatized by being held at gunpoint.
“Not understanding if you are going to be alive, if you are going to be shot. It is a feeling that nobody ought to ever really feel. It is probably the most terrifying feeling I’ve ever felt,” she stated.
A pair’s night stroll changed into an anxiety-inducing nightmare, once they have been robbed at gunpoint about 11 p.m. within the 1700-block of North Winchester Avenue.
“The entire thing took like a minute,” the person stated.
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“Perhaps even much less, perhaps 30 seconds. It was so quick; it was so scary,” his girlfriend added.
The video exhibits three folks leaping out of a automobile and ambushing the couple, taking a telephone and pockets from the 2.
The person raises his palms and complies with the suspects, who they describe as simply youngsters.
“They open the doorways, and instantly it is nefarious. All of them had weapons,” he stated.
“It was like an ambush,” she added.
“They begin dashing in direction of us up the sidewalk. We attempt to make a break for it,” the person stated.
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The couple stated they really feel helpless after the assault and are actually even warier of their environment. They’re urging others to have a plan in case this occurs once more.
“You simply by no means suppose it will occur to you till it occurs to you. It adjustments every part,” the lady stated. “It is actually unhappy. I’m completely coping with some PTSD from this.”
The couple stated they do not have plans to maneuver from the realm, however do need to see extra motion from town on apprehending these crimes.
“We have to get more durable on crime. It is nearly prefer it’s authorized to go rob folks at gunpoint,” the person stated.
Chicago police stated they did not have any suspects in custody Tuesday, however Space 5 detectives are investigating.
Police wouldn’t hyperlink this armed theft to 2 different incidents that occurred in close by within the final two days. In a single incident in Roscoe Village, police stated a 35-year-old man was attacked by a bunch of two to a few younger males simply after 11 p.m. One struck him on the pinnacle with a gun and the group bought away together with his private property.
Lower than half an hour earlier than that incident and a mile east, police stated two males aged 23 and 31 have been robbed within the 1600-block of West Waveland in Lakeview, by three armed males who jumped out of a darkish sedan and demanded their property.
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