Valet carjacked in Loop

A gunman confronted the attendant in the parking lot booth around 4:15 p.m.

A valet attendant was carjacked at gunpoint in the Loop on Thursday afternoon, according to witnesses and police.

The man was working on the 800 block of South Plymouth Court when a gunman confronted him in the parking booth and took a set of keys around 4:15 p.m., police said. The offender then used the keys to take a Jeep from the lot.

A police spokesman tonight said the stolen SUV was recovered a short time later on the 3800 block of West Maypole in Garfield Park. No one is in custody.

Witnesses said the stolen Jeep was last seen going southbound on State Street from Polk Street and then westbound on Roosevelt Road. The gunman is described as a tall, skinny black male in his 20’s who wore a blue hoodie, black pants, and a surgical mask.

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