Two men carjacked a woman of her exotic sports car when she stopped for directions in the Loop on Sunday evening, police said. Before the woman had a chance to report the car stolen, it collided with another vehicle on Michigan Avenue after cops tried to stop it for drag racing through downtown.
Around 10 p.m., officers met with a 36-year-old woman who told them that she was driving around in her white McLaren sports car looking for directions when she stopped to ask someone for guidance in the Loop. She said she stepped out of the car and walked around to the passenger side, leaving the door open and the vehicle’s keys in the car.
According to the woman, two men approached her, displayed a weapon, and then sped away with her car in an unknown direction. The woman did not know exactly where the alleged carjacking took place, but said it was near LaSalle Street and Wacker Drive.
The stolen car is white with blue and black stripes on the side. Its license plate — “BAD CHK” — is from out of state.
Shortly before the woman called 911, patrol officers tried to stop a white car bearing the same license plate for drag racing in the Loop. The McLaren struck another vehicle near the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Washington Street before it sped away from officers. Police said the stolen car now likely has damage to its front right side.
No injuries were reported and police do not have descriptions of the offenders.
Sunday’s reported carjacking is at least the third armed vehicular hijacking or attempted hijacking since Friday.
Two men fired shots as they tried to carjack a man of his Mercedes A35 in River North around 12:30 a.m. on Nov. 22. The attempt failed and no one was injured.
Then, a woman told police that two men armed with a rifle carjacked her as she sat in her 2017 Chevy Malibu on the 3400 block of North Seminary in Wrigleyville around 11:50 p.m. on Friday.