Armed carjacking reported near Mag Mile

Two men carjacked a driver outside a Loyola University residential building near the Magnificent Mile on Saturday evening, according to police department records. No one is in custody.

The victim, 22, told police that he was sitting in his car when a stranger approached the vehicle outside of Baumhart Hall, 26 East Pearson, around 11:30 p.m. 

He said the offender opened his driver’s door and forced him out of the car at gunpoint. Then, a second man got into the passenger side, and the pair sped away in the victim’s silver 2018 Toyota Avalon bearing a license plate that begins with BA17. The victim was not injured, police said.

License plate reading technology operated by the police department detected the vehicle heading northbound on Lake Shore Drive immediately after the carjacking. About three hours later, another plate reader detected the vehicle heading eastbound on Washington near Wabash in the Loop.

Area Central detectives are investigating.

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