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Two elderly women robbed at gunpoint in Highwood

A man with a gun robbed two elderly women near a Highwood restaurant last Saturday, officials said.

A male black, 6-foot-2, wearing a dark hat and dark jacket, approached two elderly women, who are 83 and 85 years old, while they were walking back to their car near a restaurant in downtown Highwood last Saturday.

The suspect pulled a gun on the women and grabbed one of the women’s purse before fleeing the scene.

This was the second robbery in less than three weeks in Highwood, the Patch reported. On December 28, Highwood police responded to a call of a woman who was robbed of her purse by two suspects. No weapons were displayed during that robbery.

No additional details have been released about either robbery.

Sam Borcia

Sam Borcia

Senior News Editor at Lake & McHenry County Scanner
Sam has been with Lake and McHenry County Scanner since 2012 as a senior news editor helping cover breaking news for Lake County and McHenry County. He also regularly contributes photographs of news scenes for the Lake County area.
Sam Borcia

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