Uptown: 3 teens carjack food delivery driver at gunpoint, police say

Three teenagers carjacked a food delivery driver at gunpoint Saturday evening in Uptown, police said.

The 51-year-old victim was making a delivery around 10:40 p.m. when three teenage boys approached him on the 1000 block of West Leland. One of the offenders displayed a handgun and demanded his car keys. After the victim turned over his keys, the gunman took the man’s phone from his hand and all three offenders sped away in his delivery vehicle, according to a CPD spokesperson.

Taken was a black 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe. It was last seen heading west on Leland, then north on Broadway, the spokesperson said.

All of the robbers were between 14- and 17-years-old, the victim said. The gunman was black, about 5’10” tall, and 130 pounds. He wore a black surgical mask, red sweatshirt, and a black hat. The other two carjackers were black males wearing black sweatshirts and black pants, he said.

The victim was not injured. Area 3 detectives are investigating.

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