Armed carjacking reported outside Lakeview hotel overnight

Police are investigating an armed carjacking that unfolded outside a Lakeview hotel overnight. No arrests have been made.

Four men told police they were sitting in a car outside the Willows Hotel, 555 West Surf, when three masked offenders pulled up in another vehicle around 1:15 a.m., according to a CPD spokesperson.

The offenders pointed at least one handgun at the victims and ordered them out of their black 2019 Cadillac XTS. The carjackers then drove away with the Cadillac as well as a black Infiniti that they arrived in, according to the men.

Police license plate reader technology detected the stolen vehicle traveling near the United Center about 45 minutes after the carjacking, but no arrests have been made.

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