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Search continues for man who robbed woman outside Salvation Army store

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Authorities are on the hunt for a man who robbed a woman outside a Salvation Army store, leading to a police standoff that ended without an arrest on Thursday in southwest suburban Bridgeview.

About 11 a.m., a woman was getting out of her car in the parking lot of the Salvation Army store at 9000 S. Harlem Ave. when a man shoved her in the shoulder, showed a black handgun and demanded her cash, according to a statement from Bridgeview police spokesman Ray Hanania. The woman wasn’t hurt.

Responding officers got a tip that the man ran across the street and into a three-story apartment building on the other side of Harlem Avenue, Hanania said.

Police from multiple jurisdictions set up a perimeter around the building and a SWAT team searched the building, but they didn’t find the suspect, Hanania said.¬†Officers canvassed the neighborhood to no avail.

The search was ongoing Thursday night. The suspect was described as a short, chubby Hispanic man in his 30s, wearing a cap, a blue shirt with stripes and black pants.

Anyone with information should call police at (708) 458-2131.