A case of mistaken identity led to a robbery on Route 25 early this month, according to a Kane County Sheriff’s Office report.
A woman reportedly told police that at about 3 p.m. Aug. 5 she was driving south on Route 25 toward St. Charles when she saw a pedestrian she thought she knew. She pulled over to pick him up, but when the man opened the passenger side door she realized she didn’t know him, told him that and apologized for stopping, police reported.
The man, however, reportedly grabbed her purse from the passenger seat and – threatening her – told her not to report the incident.
He was holding a 6-inch silver steak knife in his right hand, the woman reportedly told police. When he finished talking, the man took her purse and she left the area, police said.
She reported the incident Tuesday, a week later.
“She didn’t contact [Kane County Sheriff’s Office] sooner about the incident because she has been scared,” police reported.
The woman said the robbery happened in a wooded area south of Army Trail Road, police reported. She reportedly could not remember identifying features about the man or his clothing.
Her purse will cost about $40 to replace, police said. Its contents were redacted from the report.