Woodridge police are searching for a man accused of robbing a woman with a butcher knife and demanding she drive him to her bank with her young children in the car.
The woman had finished loading her groceries into her vehicle in a grocery parking lot, 2317 W. 75th St., when the man approached the car and entered the passenger seat about 1:05 p.m. Thursday, police said Saturday in a news release.
He showed a large butcher knife and took money and her phone, police said.
The suspect then had her drive him to her bank, then to the area near Boughton and Naperville-Plainfield roads, where he fled the car.
The woman and her children, an 18-month-old and a 3-year-old, were unharmed, the release said.
An undisclosed amount of money was taken from the victim.
The man is described as 20 years old, standing 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a thin build. He was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and scarf covering his face.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Woodridge Detective Hinton at (630) 719-4735.