Lakeview: Armed carjacking attempt Tuesday morning

Approximate location of the carjacking attempt

Chicago police are investigating an armed carjacking attempt reported in Lakeview early Tuesday morning. No one is in custody.

A man who lives in the 1100 block of West George Street told police that he was approached near his home by a gunman who tried to take his car shortly before 5 a.m. The robbery failed, although a police spokesman today was unable to provide details of how the carjacking fell through.

The offender then ran to a car that was waiting nearby and fled the area. A car that matched the victim’s description of the getaway vehicle was spotted by responding officers minutes later in the area of Wrightwood and Southport in Lincoln Park. The vehicle sped west on Fullerton and police believe it entered the Kennedy Expressway northbound.

The vehicle is a green or gray four-door 2018 Dodge Charger with a dent on the rear lower panel of the driver’s side. It bears a California license plate that begins with “8CUB.” The vehicle was reported stolen in Chicago on Dec. 1st, according to police.

According to the victim, the primary offender was a black male who stands about 6-feet tall who was wearing a gray hoodie.
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