**At this time, no incidences have occurred in Northfield; however, residents need to be alert and aware of their surroundings at all times**
The Wilmette Police Department is investigating an attempted armed robbery/car-jacking that occurred Monday, August 15th at 8:50 PM. The incident occurred in a residential driveway in the 400 block of Sandy Lane.
In the incident, a young woman had just pulled into her driveway when she was confronted by two offenders who pointed a gun at her and threatened to shoot if she did not hand over her purse and keys to her vehicle. The victim began screaming and the offenders fled.
The offenders were described as two African American males in their mid to late teens wearing ski masks and armed with a handgun. The offenders fled to a waiting vehicle, a silver or white Toyota Camry.
The Village of Northfield issued a safety alert on August 4th reminding residents to lock their vehicles because there have been a number of burglaries in the Northfield area including Northbrook, Glenview, Deerfield, Skokie and Highland Park. The incident in Wilmette may be an escalation by the same offenders, and all residents need to be on alert.
If you are confronted by a burglar, do not resist! As soon as it is safe to do so, immediately contact the police. As always, please report suspicious persons or vehicles to 911.
Again, at this time, no incidences have occurred in Northfield; however, residents need to be alert and aware of their surroundings at all times.