Man Robbed At Gunpoint In Elmhurst

ELMHURST, Ill. (STMW) – While cleaning out his vehicle, a man was held at gunpoint in the west suburbs Tuesday night.

The man’s vehicle was in a parking lot on the 800 block of North York Street when he saw two men walking quickly toward him about 10:45 p.m.. One of the men pulled out a small-caliber hand gun and told the man to give him his money.

The victim said he asked the stranger, “Are you serious?” The stranger then put the gun against the man’s left temple.

The victim dropped to his knees and pulled out his wallet from his coat pocket. The robber told the man to give him his cash, his ATM card, cellular phone and keys.

The victim did what he was told, after which the robbers told him not to call the police or they would come back and kill him.

The victim saw the men get in a silver Mercury Grand Marquis parked in the southwestern section of the parking lot and leave.

He described the robber with the gun as a male in his early 20s, with a goatee and mustache. He was about 5-feet-7 and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. The second robber was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, the victim said.

The police are investigating.

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  • Darrell

    This is exactly why Chicagoans MUST stand up for their right to keep and bear arms. I don’t come over there unless it is an urgent matter. I am now a Hoosier who would never ever ever leave my home without one or two guns. A gun may not always save you but at least you may have a better chance. If I see any men walking quickly towards me especially late at night I will probably draw.

  • Joe

    Hey, this guy is an idiot ,for cleaning his car at 11 p.m.

  • Mr Right

    You had to go all the way to the west suburbs for THIS story?! People are robbed at gunpoint in Chicago all the time!

  • Moe ThePhotographer

    Note to myself: Don’t clean the car.

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