Chicago thieves disguise themselves as cops and force their way into an elderly woman’s home to steal prescription, groceries, and utility money.

  • After breaking into the home of an elderly lady and stealing her valuables, three Chicago thieves were caught leaving the house. 
  • To gain entry to the home, the thieves disguised themselves as police officers. 
  • Ann Robertson (91) said that the thieves had taken her prescriptions and groceries as well as utility money.  
  • The incident is still under investigation. The alleged thieves have not yet been identified or captured.

A gang of thieves posing as cops were caught on video barging into the suburban Chicago home of an elderly woman before stealing her medication, and money for a month’s worth of groceries and utilities. 

Ann Robertson (91), reported Saturday that a man entered her home and claimed to be an officer. Then he pushed her aside. Two other men entered the house, claiming they were undercover cops. 

The men are still free. 

Robertson, who lives in the same house as her husband and daughter caught the men stuffing her possessions into their pockets.

‘My grocery money, my prescription money, my gas money, my utilities money – I had enough money for a whole month,’ Robertson told CBS2. 

“I was flabbergasted. Everything was gone.     

Neighborhood surveillance footage captured the moment three men were seen leaving the home of an elderly woman after breaking in and stealing her valuables

Neighborhood surveillance footage captured the moment when three men entered the home and stole the valuables of an elderly woman.

Ann Robertson, 91, said she believed the men to be police officers as they were seen wearing fake black uniforms

Ann Robertson (91) said that she believed the men to have been police officers since they were seen in fake black uniforms

Surveillance footage from the Southwest Side’s Clearing neighborhood captured one of the thieves stalking the home before forcing entry. Neighbors reported that they saw someone earlier in this week driving down the street to take pictures of the house. 

The thief is seen getting out of a black pickup truck with no license plate after parking in front Robertson’s house. Robertson opens the front door, but he knocks on it multiple times before the thief enters. He is wearing a fake black uniform as he forces his way into the house.

Robertson claimed that she initially believed the man to be a true officer, and later trusted him. 

The first thief was seen parking in front of the home in a black pickup truck with no license plates

The first thief, a black pickup truck with no plates was seen parking in front the home.

The thief was seen knocking at the door multiple times in front of the home before being let in by Robertson

Robertson allowed the thief in after he was seen repeatedly knocking on the door in front of the house.

“I thought that he was police.” Robertson said that he thought it was safe. ‘He had a round circle that said, ‘Police.’’

Robertson also stated that the man told Robertson he was there for her to check her pipes before entering the house. 

Robertson stated, “He put me into a chair and he pushed him in front of the sink.” 

After the two men entered the house, she said she knew she was being robbed. 

‘I walked into the bedroom and I saw the three men in my bedroom, and I said: ‘What are you doing here? Get out!’ Robertson said.

Video shows the men walking away from the home with their pockets full as they drive toward the pickup truck.   

Robertson's daughter Katie Sigafoose said that the incident has shaken her mother as they did not even open the door for trick-or-treaters on Halloween

Katie Sigafoose, Robertson’s daughter, said that her mother was shaken by the incident. They didn’t even open their doors for trick-or treaters on Halloween

Later, police arrived on the scene wearing uniforms similar in style to the fake cops. 

Robertson and her family were shaken by the robbery, and they are now afraid to open their doors even for trick-or treaters on Halloween. They left a note explaining that they were robbed on their front door.

‘I don’t want this to happen to someone else. It’s not fair,’ Robertson’s daughter Katie Sigafoose said. ‘People should trust and be trusting, but you can’t trust people.’

The investigation continues and the thieves are still unknown. They could be charged with impersonating a police officer (a Class 4 felony) and the theft if they are caught. The maximum sentence for impersonation is three years.