Gurnee Attacker Bites, Punches Victim In Parking Lot

GURNEE (CBS) — Police are looking for a woman who forced her way into another woman’s car at a north suburban Sears parking lot last weekend, then robbed the victim after punching and biting her.

A few minutes before 5 p.m. June 18, Gurnee police responded to the parking lot near the Sears Grand store in the 6100 block of West Grand Avenue. The victim, a 24-year-old woman from Lindenhurst, gave a description of the offender and said she last saw her running towards the store, a release from police said.

A police dog tracked the suspect into the store but the scent was lost inside, police said.

The victim returned to her car from the mall when the other woman approached and asked to use the victim’s phone, saying she needed help. The offender seemed to have a phone conversation, then asked the victim for a ride. Before she could respond, the offender jumped into the passenger seat, according to the release.

At that point, the offender displayed a razor blade. The victim drove a short way, then scuffled with the offender in the car. The victim was punched in the face and bitten by the offender, who went through her purse and took a debit card before running off.

The victim was taken Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where she was treated for a swollen forehead, abrasions and a bite to the hand, police said.

The offender was described as a black woman 30-35, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 and 145-150 pounds with short black hair with a blondish-orange washed-out color pulled into a ponytail. She was wearing sunglasses, a green shirt and Capri jeans.

Anyone with information should call police at (847) 599-7000 or Lake County Crime Stoppers at (847) 662-2222.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • Mr. Justice

    Just one more reason why Conceal Carry should be allowed in the communist state of Illinois. Illinois is now the ONLY state that denies its citizens their 2nd Amendment Right.

    • Fast Ed

      The victim would have gotten herself shot. No need for too many guns on the street.

      • NIZZER

        Fast Ed, I’ll bet you voted for Gov Quinn, he thinks the same stupid way as you do.

      • NIZZER

        How in the hell would you know that????????????

      • False Logic

        Concealed carry doesn’t add more guns to the streets – it allows law-abiding citizens to protect themselves. You think the robber would’ve had a gun if it was legal to carry? The robber is a *criminal*, I don’t think she would care about legality.

        If you don’t want to protect yourself, then don’t – but don’t stop other people from having the right to protect themselves.

      • Mr. Justice

        You do not know that Ed. Someone who carries a handgun becomes much more “aware” of their surrounds, people, etc. My brother, just told me about a man with a CCW in Lakeland, FL, who was at a traffic light, a convicted felon, out on parole, had a pistol, tapped on the window with the pistol, and the driver promptly pulled his handgun and shot thru the window at the felon. 3 shots in the chest, no more bad guy. See, firearms are not the problem. We, as citizens, have the right to protect ourselves. In the case I sited above, the driver of the vehicle could not have called the police for help. He acted in his own self defense, and now there is one less bad guy. Criminals will now think twice before approaching someone’s car and tapping on the window with a handgun.

  • Richard

    I thought, for sure, it would be an asian.

  • Mr. Justice

    @ False Logic…… Great Comments. You should attend the Illinois State Rifle Association’s open house this Saturday. Go to for more information. I believe you would enjoy yourself.

  • TJefferson

    12% of the population committing 75% of all the violent crimes…..

    • Jermain Williams

      @TJefferson, Are we talking about black African homies? 75% ?



  • Dave

    Liberal Democrats from the cities don’t want honest citizens legally carrying concealed guns, because they don’t want their voters shot.

  • Hmmm......

    Now do you think her name is Tiffany or Elizabeth? Or rather Shauneekwa or Lashonda?? That’s an easy one.

    • OLD VET

      IT BE MICHELLE !!!

  • doodle
  • Leroy Goldberg

    “The offender was described as a black woman 30-35, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 and 145-150 pounds with short black hair with a blondish-orange washed-out color pulled into a ponytail”………..A BLACK WOMAN!!.

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