Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Livery driver carjacked in River North

The victim reported being carjacked near a popular African restaurant. | Google
Two men carjacked a livery driver at gunpoint in the River North neighborhood on Monday evening, police said. No one is in custody.

The 37-year-old victim told police he was sitting in his black 2015 Chevy Suburban on the 200 block of West Walton when two offenders approached him around 9 p.m. One of the robbers pulled out a handgun and took the victim’s phone as they forced the man from the SUV. Both offenders then climbed into the vehicle and sped away westbound on Walton and then southbound on Franklin, the victim reported.

Police said the stolen car bears livery plate 9928LY. The victim described the offenders as two black men wearing ski masks. They stand 5’5” to 5’7” tall and weigh 130 to 140 pounds. One offender wore a gray hoodie and carried a silver handgun.
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