WRIGLEYVILLE: Carjacker Forces Woman Into Trunk, Drives To Far South Side, Crashes

The woman was found more than 23 miles from Wrigleyville

UPDATE 6:33PM—Police now say the woman was sexually assaulted before being locked in her trunk. Case may be related to February 28 sexual assault at gunpoint in Lakeview. New details posted HERE.

Our original story follows…
A Wrigleyville woman was forced into her trunk at gunpoint and then driven to the city’s Far South Side by a carjacker yesterday evening.  It all played out less than two blocks from Wrigley Field (and the 19th District police station). No one is in custody.

The woman managed to escape from the trunk after the offender crashed her car at 11516 South Throop—more than 23 miles from where she was abducted.

She said the man forced her into the trunk of her Mazda around 8:30 p.m. in the 3700 block of North Fremont, according to police.

The gunman then drove around the city for more than 90 minutes with the woman trapped in the vehicle’s trunk. He stopped at least twice along the way, the woman said.

Finally, around 10 p.m., the man crashed the car in West Pullman neighborhood and fled the scene. After the impact, the slightly-injured woman was able to free herself and seek help.

Police said the carjacker is black, he weighs about 200-pounds and he had a goatee. He stands about 5’10” tall and was wearing a red sweatshirt with khaki pants.

The woman was being treated for minor injuries at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

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