EXCLUSIVE: Video of this robbery on January 29 near Long and Lawrence around 4:15 AM.
Multiple armed males get out of the car as a woman was walking along Lawrence Ave and rob her at gunpoint for almost 2 minutes.
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ABC Chicago gives more details.
It happened on Jan. 29 around 4:30 a.m. on West Lawrence Avenue near Long Avenue in the Jefferson Park neighborhood.
Within a few strides, a dark sedan screeched along the sidewalk, and four people bailed out and surrounded her.
Then, the four people, who police said were armed with weapons, shoved, manhandled and stripped the 35-year-old woman of her personal property.
For 120 seconds, they pushed and patted down the young woman, riffling her pockets and bags she had been carrying.
They piled back in the sedan and speed off, leaving the woman collecting herself and whatever they left on the ground.
Then, as a city bus approached, the woman frantically tried to flag it down. The bus never so much as paused.
Still, it gets worse. What appears to be the very same car of armed offenders returned for a replay.
Three offenders leapt out and surrounded her for a second time, this time delivering a blow to her head and another 60 seconds of physical intimidation.
Her panicked waves for help were ignored by two more passing drivers.
Why did they attack her again?
Because these are savages and they enjoyed hurting a defenseless woman.
Why did other people, including a municipal bus driver, ignore her?
Ask the ghost of Kitty Genovese.
The lesson, however, is clear.
You are on your own.
Nobody is going to help you.
Even if you give up everything of monetary value, these savages will still hurt you for fun.
Be prepared to defend yourself.