Woman robbed at gunpoint while walking her dog in Lincoln Park shares her story – NBC Chicago

A woman who was robbed at gunpoint in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood while walking her dog shared her story with NBC 5 on Thursday.

Diana DeJacimo was visiting family when she decided to walk her dog, Jasper, at 11:22 a.m. Wednesday near Wayne and Webster.

That’s when she saw a blue SUV pull up. A man jumped out of the vehicle and held her and her dog at gunpoint.

“It was incredibly scary,” DeJacimo said.

He threatened to shoot her and Jasper if she didn’t return her purse.

“I’m sure if my dog ​​would have jumped on this guy, he would have shot him,” DeJacimo said. “And if I would have done anything other than give him the purse, he probably would have shot me too. He didn’t look like he was scared of me or anything.

The man then ran, rummaging through her purse, to steal her keys.

He jumped into his SUV and both vehicles took off.

“They knew what they were doing, it’s not just a random thing,” DeJacimo said. “It’s organized crime happening right under our noses mid-morning in great neighborhoods and we need to do better.”

DeJacimo told NBC 5 that police told him his vehicle was used in a carjacking in the city on Wednesday night.

She and her husband are spending more time at their home in Wisconsin. She told us she was grateful because she was too scared to walk the streets of Chicago.

NBC Chicago

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