Police are searching for a man who pepper-sprayed an elderly woman in May before taking her purse in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side.
The purse snatcher walked up to the woman about 3:30 p.m. May 8 as she was getting out of her car in the 4700 block of North Winthrop Avenue, according to Chicago Police. He asked her for directions before he pepper-sprayed her in the face and took her purse.
A detailed description of the suspect wasn’t provided.
Anyone with information is asked to call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.