A 58-year-old woman was pushed to the ground and her vehicle stolen after two men stole liquor Thursday afternoon from a Jewel-Osco, located at 1501 E. Algonquin Road.
According to the Algonquin Police Department, patrol units responded at around 12:05 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 18, 2018) to a report of a vehicular hijacking and retail theft that had just occurred at the Jewel-Osco store.
The investigation into the incident revealed that two suspects had fled from the store parking lot after having committed a theft of liquor.
Police said the first suspect — described as a black male, 18 to 25 years old, with an average build and of average height and wearing a Chicago Blackhawks hooded sweatshirt — approached a 58 year-old Algonquin woman, who was standing outside of her vehicle.
The man pushed the woman to the ground, implied that he was in possession of a weapon and fled in the victim’s vehicle.
A second suspect — described as a black male of about the same age and build, wearing a white jacket with a red stripe running across the chest — fled on foot toward Sandbloom Road, according to police.
The female victim did not suffer any injuries, and her vehicle was recovered in a neighboring town shortly after the incident.
“Due to nature of the offense, local area schools were contacted and they initiated additional security precautions until it was determined that the suspects were no longer in the area,” Algonquin Deputy Chief Ryan Markham said in the news release.
Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Algonquin Police Department at 847-658-4531.
The incident remains under investigation. Updates will be provided when additional information pertaining to this incident becomes available.
SOURCE: Algonquin Police Department news release