Sunday, April 30, 2017

Man Tells Cops He Was Carjacked In Lakeview Sunday

The victim said he was carjacked near this building at Cornelia and Pine Grove | Google
A Lakeview man told police that he was carjacked at gunpoint near Cornelia and Pine Grove Sunday evening.

Details of the incident resemble circumstances described in a Chicago Police Department alert about seven auto thefts and carjackings across the North Side on Friday.

Sunday’s victim said three men approached him in the 500 block of West Cornelia around 9:15 p.m. and threatened him with a black revolver. The three jumped into his black 2012 Honda Civic and sped away northbound on Pine Grove, the man said.

He described the offenders as three young black men:

  • The first suspect wore a black hoodie and had a short buzz cut. He stands about 5’8” tall.
  • The second suspect wore a dark top with red writing. He is a little taller than the first man.
  • No further information was available about the third suspect.

On Saturday, Chicago police warned the public about a string of carjackings that were reported within 12 hours on Friday.

Sunday, the department revised its alert to say that there were six thefts of vehicles that had been left running and one armed carjacking.

Auto thefts included in the warning include one in the 3500 block of North Clark near Wrigley Field and another in the 1900 block of North Lincoln in Lincoln Park.
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  1. He had no business flashing that expensive car around there at that time of the night and was "asking for it anyway".

    1. The victim should have known better than to be in that neighborhood.
      Certain areas like Englewood and East Lakeview, you just don't go to.

    2. a 2012 Honda???? Was it running???

    3. Boo boo, they want the wheels and a few other miscellaneous parts from that very popular "import" built in Ohio. They will kill you for the wheels. This dude was lucky.

  2. Clicked the article to see if my suspicions were right. Confirmed.

  3. Maybe this is part of Uber's scheme to get people to sell their cars and use Uber.