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Mugging Caught On Video Shows Woman Attacked While Cleaning Snow Off Car In Belmont-Cragin

The mugger ran toward the woman, knocked her down and dragged her on the ground before stealing her purse.

A neighbor's surveillance video captured the Friday morning attack.
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BELMONT-CRAGIN — A woman was mugged while clearing snow off her car in Belmont-Cragin Thursday morning — and it was captured on surveillance video.

The mugging happened around 7 a.m. Thursday in the 3000 block of North Keating Avenue, according to Chicago police spokesman Anthony Spicuzza.

The mugger attacked the woman, 48, and then threw her to the ground and stole her purse before running off, Spicuzza said.

A neighbor’s surveillance camera captured the attack.

At the 40-second mark, the mugger can be seen crossing the street and then jogging toward the woman. The mugger attacks the woman at the 48-second mark, pushing her toward the car before knocking her down. During the struggle, another person watches from the sidewalk.

At the 53-second mark, the mugger drags the woman on the ground before popping a black object loose, grabbing it and running off.

Shortly after, someone runs toward the woman to help. The person on the sidewalk watches it all and later walks away, the video shows.

Ashley Barrianto, the victim’s daughter, told ABC7 that her family is now worried for their safety.

“I felt bad because it was like, why? Why my mom?” Barrianto told the TV news station.

“It makes me feel scared now that it’s happening,” Barrianto said. “I was feeling safe and now I don’t want to go outside no more.”

Spicuzza said no one was in custody as of Friday afternoon. Detectives continue to investigate.

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