Oak Lawn, Illinois home invasion leaves neighbors shaken as suspects pretending to sell candy rob elderly woman

OAK Garden, Ill. (WLS) — An elderly Oak Garden lady opened her entrance doorway to a woman boasting to be selling candy when a group of intruders then knocked her down and ransacked her property, police claimed.

“It is really little by little sinking in, and I believe the shock is type of carrying off, so the anxiety is what is actually changing the shock,” claimed Voytek Sak, victim’s son.

Village officers explained soon following 6 p.m. Tuesday the target answered a ring at her doorway at her residence in the 4600-block of West 105th Put. She was met with a Black female, explained as getting in her late teens, donning an orange or red coat who instructed her she was marketing candy. Doorbell camera movie from a close by residence shows her with a box in her arms and what appears to be to be a backpack.

“This is the first time in my vocation exactly where I’ve basically witnessed them employing the candy as the ruse to dedicate a household invasion,” explained Oak Lawn Police Division Main Gerald Vetter.

“They are making use of that innocence that persons may well see in somebody younger,” Sak reported.
The 70-calendar year-old girl declined, but the girl returned. Sak explained his other felt guilty right after declining to acquire candy before, so she once more opened the door. This time the guy, putting on what appeared to be a white T-shirt above a blue hoodie, pulled out a gun and compelled his way into the household, officials reported.

“A quick time later the woman came back again and this time she’s with a male topic who’s armed with a handgun, who forced his way into her house,” Vetter said.

The victim was held at gunpoint when a 3rd person, also explained as a Black male but without a garments description, also arrived in and then the three ransacked the home. At a person level, Sak explained his mom tried using to escape.

“They ran following her, pulled her again violently, slamming her to the flooring and then dragging her into the kitchen area, and then kicking her,” he reported.

Sak mentioned it was the woman who held the gun on his mom to retain her however as the males ongoing to ransack the residence. Minutes later on the trio fled to a white Kia Optima pushed by a fourth person. The Kia fled west on 105th Spot toward Cicero Avenue, officers reported.

“They’re the sweetest individuals,” neighbor MaryAnn Miller claimed.

Miller lives right throughout the avenue from the victims and her surveillance cameras caught the suspects in the act.

“It is spooky, but they gotta be insane. Policeman there, policeman there, policeman all-around the corner this neighborhood, I have absolutely nothing but police all close to me,” Miller claimed.

Mainly importantly, law enforcement mentioned, they have the backing of the whole village of Oak Garden to go away no stone unturned in get to provide justice to the target.

“You can not get away from karma, and if karma’s not likely to get you, you will stand in entrance of God at 1 stage,” Sak explained.

3 of the suspects were caught on surveillance video clip. Anyone with information and facts that could determine them are questioned to call Oak Garden police at 708-907-4051. You can also share ideas by using text by sending them to 708-613-8477.

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