Grandmother Carjacked in Chicago While Reading the Bible Outside Church

A 72-year-old woman was the victim of a car jacking in Chicago, the latest in a rash of them in the city.

She was outside of a school in the 4900 block of West Montrose, waiting to pick up her grandchildren and reading a Bible.

Tracy Baldwin, daughter of the carjack victim, said: “Where else can you feel safe? If you can’t feel safe outside a church and school, where else can you feel safe in the city?”

Baldwin says her 72-year-old mom was parked right next to the playground at St John’s Lutheran Church and school on Thursday, waiting to pick up her grandkids. That’s when a car pulled up in front of her.

An armed suspect approached and demanded that she get out of her car, CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

Police say a male black suspect, 18- to 22-years old, exited a small silver hatchback style vehicle with a gun pointed at the victim. A second suspect remained in small silver hatchback.

The victim got out of vehicle and the gunman took her purse and drove away in her car.

Both vehicles fled scene northbound towards Montrose.

If the attack happened 30 minutes later, the kids would have been in the car.

“I don’t even want to think about that,” Baldwin said.

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SOURCE: CBS Chicago