|Gamaliel Cabrera is charged with an armed carjacking in the 2900 block of N. Greenview. | CPD; Google|
A Wicker Park man has been charged with carjacking a Lakeview resident at gunpoint earlier this month.
The 28-year-old victim reported being jumped and robbed of his phone, computer, and 2018 Buick Encore SUV in the 2900 block of North Greenview around 5:40 a.m. on March 19th.
Police located the stolen car parked later the same day on the 1400 block of North Maplewood. Officers put the vehicle under surveillance and moved in when 18-year-old Gamaliel Cabrera walked up to the vehicle and got in around 1:45 p.m., according to court records.
Cabrera, who lives near where the vehicle was parked, ran from the SUV, but his escape was thwarted when his pants leg was snared by a spike on top of a wrought iron fence, police said. The Buick’s keys were allegedly in his pants pocket.
Prosecutors charged Cabrera with one Class X felony count of armed vehicular hijacking with a firearm. Judge Mary Marubio ordered him held without bail.
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