Woman carjacked in Loop parking garage

Two men stole a woman’s car after forcing her to lie on the floor of a Loop parking garage Tuesday afternoon, police said. It is at least the second armed carjacking in the Loop since last Monday.

Police said the victim, 32, was returning to her car in the garage at 811 South State around 11:15 a.m. when she was confronted by two offenders.

One of the men displayed a handgun as they ordered her to get on the ground. The woman followed their orders and the men took all of her belongings, then fled in her vehicle, police said. She was not physically harmed.

The stolen car is a silver Hyundai sedan bearing a license plate that begins with AU98.

According to the woman, the robbers were two black or Hispanic men in their late teens or early 20’s. One wore a gray hoodie with dark pants while the other wore a black hoodie with red pants.

Last Monday, an attorney was carjacked by a man outside the Daley Center shortly after 2 p.m. The victim, 31, had just dropped his wife off to get her driver’s license renewed when a man climbed into his back seat while wielding a blunt metal object, according to a witness and the victim.

“He demanded I start driving — as if he wanted to take me hostage,” the victim said. “I immediately jumped out of the car and sought help from nearby pedestrians. That’s when he got into the driver seat and drove off.”

“I’ve shared this story with a few attorneys and judges. They are all shocked at how close to home this incident was.”

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