Limo drivers targeted in Old Town carjackings Monday morning

Approximate location of the carjacking (1) and the attempted carjacking (2). | Multiplottr

A suspect is in custody after armed men carjacked one limo driver and then tried to carjack a second limo driver in the Old Town neighborhood on Monday morning. Other suspects remain at large, according to a police department source.

Around 5 a.m., a livery driver was carjacked of their Lincoln sedan in the 400 block of West Wisconsin by three men, including one who displayed a handgun.

At about the same time, another livery driver told police that three men approached him as he sat in his vehicle in the 2000 block of North Cleveland. One of the men knocked on the driver’s window and displayed a handgun in a carjacking attempt that failed, the main said.

A silver Mercedes was seen in the area of both carjackings and is believed to be involved in the crimes.

Police tracked GPS signals from the stolen Lincoln and eventually found the vehicle crashed near the intersection of Cornell Drive and Hayes Drive in Jackson Park, according to police.

A gun was recovered from the Lincoln’s driver’s side door panel, and the driver was taken into custody at the crash scene, police said.

A suspected passenger of the stolen car managed to escape the wreckage and was seen getting into the silver Mercedes which sped from the area. Police are searching South Side hospitals for that individual because they expect that he or she was seriously injured in the crash.
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