Candy sale ends in home invasion

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CHICAGO (CBS)– An elderly woman was attacked in her own home in southwest suburban Oak Lawn Tuesday night. 

One of the attackers rang the door bell of the 70-year-old woman at her home, on 105th Street near Kenton Avenue, pretending to sell candy around 6 p.m.

Home Invasion 4600 block of 105th Pl occurred the evening of March 22nd. If you can help identify the individuals pictured please contact the OLPD Detective Division at 708-907-4051 pic.twitter.com/pEkwp6K9Hx

— Oak Lawn Police Dept (@OakLawnPD) March 23, 2022

The incident was captured on what appears to be home surveillance nearby. One of those suspects is seen wearing an orange jacket and carrying a box walking down the sidewalk multiple times. 

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The woman answered her door and a female offender pretended to sell her candy. Then a man with a gun jumped out and forced his way inside, knocking the woman to the ground.

The woman was held at gunpoint while another man took her items. 

The attackers fled in a white Kia Optima, driven by a fourth person. 

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A neighbor says it couldn’t have happened to a nicer person.

“That poor lady does not speak English, her husband does. I used to live in the house across the street, so I watched the boys grow up. They come home and help their dad all the time, cut the grass. You couldn’t find nicer people, the sweetest people,” said neighbor Mary Ann Miller. 

The woman’s injuries were minor. No arrests have been made. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oak Lawn Police Department. 

Marissa Parra

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Marissa Parra is a general assignment reporter for CBS2 Chicago. While her specialties include shedding light on injustice, she has a soft spot for stories that remind us of the good in humanity.

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