Now, Chicago police say she lied.
Investigators determined, the woman made up her story about being attacked and robbed by eight young men Wednesday afternoon on Michigan Avenue.
The woman said she didn’t call out for help because she was afraid she’d be hurt.
But police checked surveillance video, and found no evidence of a robbery.
CPD issued a statement saying, “Chicago Police have determined that the reported Michigan Ave robbery of a 68-year-old woman Wednesday is unfounded. Detectives confronted the victim with inconsistencies between her account of the incident and recovered video, and learned that the story was not true.”