“Limo” driver carjacked in River North, robberies reported in Loop on Saturday

Approximate locations of Saturday’s robberies

A private car driver who was carjacked at gunpoint is one of at least four robbery victims to file reports in the Loop and River North areas on Saturday. Here are the details of the cases:

Police said a black car service driver was sitting in his vehicle near Clark and Illinois when a gunman approached and put a pistol to his head around 4:30 a.m. The offender forced the driver from the black Chevy SUV, then drove away with the car. The stolen SUV, bearing livery plate 7621 was last seen crossing the Clark Street bridge into the Loop. According to the victim, the offender was male, black, and had a scarf covering his face.

• Then, shortly after 5 a.m. on Saturday, a man was battered and robbed on the Jackson Red Line platform, 230 South State.  No further information was available about the incident.

• Two women reported that they were attacked and robbed of their phones outside of Grant Park on Saturday evening. The offender struck both women, knocked one of them to the ground, and robbed them around 8:45 p.m. near the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Jackson Boulevard. The victims described the attacker as a black male between 18- and 21-years-old who was wearing a dark-colored jacket with fur on the hood and white Air Force One gym shoes. He was last seen northbound on Michigan.
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