Gunmen carjack man in Lakeview early Monday

Approximate location of Monday’s carjacking. | Google

A man was carjacked in Lakeview by two armed men shortly after midnight on Monday, according to Chicago police. No one is in custody.

Police said the 30-year-old victim was sitting inside his parked car in the 800 block of West George Street when two men pulled up in a purple Dodge Charger. Both offenders exited the Charger with handguns drawn and told the man to get out of his car or he would be shot, according to a police spokesman.

After the victim got out of his car, the offenders patted him down, then told him to walk away. He then ran to the Wellington Brown Line station for help.

Taken was a white 2014 Toyota Camry LE with a license plate that begins with 9499. It was last seen heading eastbound on George with the offenders’ car—a dark purple Dodge Charger with tinted windows and a long dent on the passenger side.

Police said both carjackers were black men who wore dark hoodies and brandished handguns. One is further described as being six-feet tall, with a dark complexion, and a fade hairstyle.

Area North detectives are investigating.

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