Woodridge police investigate attempted armed robbery, carjacking

Victim escaped unharmed, cops seek two suspects

WOODRIDGE, - Woodridge police are investigating an attempted armed robbery and carjacking that occurred Jan. 20.

Police at 4:40 p.m. responded to the 8200 block of Carolwood Lane for a report of an attempted armed robbery and carjacking. The preliminary investigation determined that a woman had started her car when two suspects approached. One suspect stayed back while the other advanced toward her, brandished what appeared to be a black handgun and demanded her purse, according to a Woodridge Police Department news release.

The victim escaped unharmed and called 911.

Both suspects were last observed running southbound on Carolwood Lane. The male suspects are described as approximately 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall and between 19 and 28 years old. Both suspects wore full ski masks and winter coats, police said.

This case is under investigation, and police are working to confirm additional details. Police ask that anyone with information about this armed robbery and carjacking attempt submit a crime tip by calling 630-960-8998 or sending an email to crimetips@vil.woodridge.il.us.