Loop: Man carjacked at gunpoint overnight

A 63-year-old man was carjacked at gunpoint in the Loop overnight, police said. No one is in custody.

The driver was sitting in his minivan on North Columbus near Wacker Drive when two men walked up to him and ordered him out of the vehicle while displaying a handgun. After getting the man’s wallet and phone, the carjackers drove away eastbound, according to police.

Police said the robbers are Hispanic men, one of whom wore a mask. The gunman is 30- to 35-years old, the other is 20- to 23-years-old. Both wore white shirts and one wore khaki pants, the victim said.

Taken was a silver Nissan Quest bearing a license plate that begins with “JC343.”

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