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Jacked In Roscoe VillageAlmost exactly 24 hours later, a Roscoe Village au pair was talking to a friend in his car near Damen and School when three men approached the couple, produced a handgun, and demanded that they surrender the vehicle, according to a source.
Officers in the neighboring 17th district spotted the Jeep at a gas station near Foster and Kimball about two hours after the incident, but the offenders managed to slip away, police said.
Undercover TargetedA source tells CWB Chicago that an on-duty narcotics officer working in the 6100 block of N. Mozart broke cover after three men approached his covert vehicle and stuck a 9-millimeter handgun in his face during an attempted carjacking around 7PM on Thursday.
Tellingly, all three offenders were later seen jumping into a silver or gray Jeep Cherokee, the source said.
The targeted officer described the offenders as clean-shaven Middle Eastern men between 18- and 22-years-old. The one who brandished the gun is thin. He wore blue jeans and is about 5’6” tall. One of the others is described as “really fat.”
The undercover hold-up attempt is listed along with the Roscoe Village carjacking in a newly-released police crime pattern alert.
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A tow truck driver who was waiting for police to arrive for a hit-and-run traffic crash (photo) saw the carjacking unfold, according to a source.
The suspects in Saturday’s incident are described as two Hispanic men and one black man. They fled southbound on Inner Lake Shore Drive in the victim’s white Saturn Vue. The victim was treated for his injuries and released.