Friday, July 19, 2019

Lakeview man pistol-whipped, carjacked near his home Thursday evening

Three men cornered, pistol-whipped, and carjacked a Lakeview man near his home Thursday evening, police said. No one is in custody.

The 32-year-old victim told police that he was walking on the 1600 block of West Nelson around 9:30 p.m. when the offenders approached him and demanded his car keys at gunpoint. He was then cornered, struck in the face with a handgun, and robbed of his phone and wallet.

Police said the three men then got into the man’s maroon-colored 2016 Acura RDX and drove east on Nelson.

The victim was transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment of his injuries to his face.

Police said he described the robbers as three black men, including one with dreadlocks and another with short hair. The offenders came to the area in another vehicle, but the victim was not able to describe that car.

Officers later said they found the victim’s cellphone in the 1200 block of West Wellington. CPD plate reader technology pinged the victim’s car as it moved through the Englewood neighborhood about two hours after it was stolen.
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