Woman Approached by Man Demanding Money
Man escapes by car down West Avenue after stealing her backpack.
A woman reportedly was approached by a man who told her to give him money as she was leaving her vehicle after parking it at Elmhurst Terrace Apartments, 493 W. St. Charles Road, on Jan. 15.
The woman told police she parked her car in her assigned space in the lot at 10:55 a.m. and was about to exit when a man came running up to her and told her to give him money. After the woman told him she only had $5 in cash, he grabbed the backpack from the back seat of her vehicle and fled to another parked car in the lot.
He drove out of the lot onto West Avenue. The area was checked but police could not locate the vehicle.
The $40 backpack contained a purse worth $40, her drivers license, $5 in cash, a $214 IPOD, a $100 cell phone, a credit card and three textbooks worth $200.
The man is described as black, about 45 years old, 6-feet tall, with a large build, black jacket and a red winter knit hat.