Woman, teen carjacked in River North this afternoon

Approximate location of the carjacking. | Google

A carjacker forced a suburban woman and a teenage girl from their SUV in the River North neighborhood on Sunday afternoon, police said. No one is in custody.

The victims were sitting inside a black 2015 Jeep Cherokee in a parking lot on the 600 block of North Franklin around 4:25 p.m.  That’s when a man approached the driver’s side door and implied that he had a handgun, according to an officer at the scene.

Google view of the parking lot.

Police said the offender then opened the driver’s door and tried to forcibly remove the 50-year-old woman from of the vehicle. The woman and her 15-year-old passenger got out, and the carjacker climbed behind the wheel, police said.

He sped out of the lot in the woman’s car, drove onto the Ontario feeder ramp, and headed east on the Kennedy Expressway. Police did not offer a description of the offender.

The stolen car bears a license plate that begins with “165.”

Area North detectives are investigating.

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