Chicago police are on a hunt for three attackers who robbed a 45-year-old woman at gunpoint in broad daylight in an affluent, leafy neighborhood of the city.
The attack was recorded by a ring camera overlooking the street.
Footage showed the woman walking down North Seely Avenue, where homes are currently selling for $1.2 million, at 3 p.m. Sunday.
A black car approaches and three masked people in hoodies jump out of the car – one of them points a gun at the woman.
The trio pushes the screaming woman to the ground and appears to be kneeling on her as they steal her belongings.
Twenty seconds later they run back to the waiting car and speed away.
The 45-year-old woman was walking down the street at 3pm on Sunday when she was attacked
A person in a gray hoodie wearing a face mask (right) approaches the woman
The woman is pushed to the ground by the three attackers
They took the woman’s fanny pack, which contained her wallet, keys and phone, CWB Chicago reported.
The frightened woman is left on the ground howling before getting up, shaking, and walking away.
No arrests have been made yet.
Theft in Chicago is up 64 percent year over year.
Bill Pollard, who lives on the block, told FOX 32 Chicago that there are increasing reports of crime in an area previously thought to be very quiet.
“For the last couple of weeks, I think since late August, from anywhere from Armitage to Wolcott to almost 4000 north, in that type of area, it seems like two, three people, a car and a gun and someone are jumping out “, he said.
As she lies on the sidewalk, the trio rob her fanny pack containing her phone, wallet and keys
The woman fights while the men steal from her. The attack lasts every 20 seconds after it starts
A spokesman for the Chicago Police Department said Tuesday that “detectives created a crime pattern with these perpetrators” — but finding the perpetrators was difficult because victims had difficulty identifying or describing their attackers.
“As such, we are asking the public to come forward and help us identify these individuals,” the department said.
Marna Goldwin, who lives in Lakeside, told NBC News that local people are ready to help, but police need to do more.
“We’re ready to step up in any way we can, but we haven’t seen that leadership from officials,” she said.
“We also need guidance on what we should be doing to keep this neighborhood as safe as possible.”
Other local residents said they were shaken by the attack.
“I want my kid to ride a bike down the street,” said one.
“I want them to be in the front yard without worrying about what’s going to happen in the middle of the day.
‘It’s not nine o’clock at night. This is 3pm. Our children come home from school.”
Another told NBC: “It’s terrifying! It’s the middle of the day and they attacked her.’