CPD video shows Divvy bike crew carjacking 82-year-old man in Streeterville

A Chicago Police Department surveillance camera was rolling Sunday morning when a group of Divvy bike-riding carjackers swarmed an 82-year-old driver in Streeterville.

CWBChicago first told you about the carjacking Sunday night. Now, a source has provided CPD’s internal video of the crime.

The video shows at least eight males pedal Divvy bikes up to the victim’s car as he sits in the driver’s seat around 10 a.m. on the 200 block of East Grand. Within moments, the bikers have his car surrounded. One offender dismounts his Divvy and drops it to the ground before he opens the victim’s car door and begins pulling the elderly man out of the seat.

The victim steps out of his car after another offender jumps into the rear passenger seat. More Divvy bikes are thrown to the pavement, and the crew starts tossing the victim’s personal property out of the car so they have room to sit down.

Five offenders jump into man’s SUV before it speeds away with a sixth offender running alongside, trying (but failing) to hitch a ride.

At least two bicyclists and several motorists pass the carjacking as it unfolds.

Police said crew members who weren’t lucky enough to get a ride in the victim’s car escaped via a Red Line train at Grand. Five more Divvy bikes were found abandoned there.

About 30 minutes before the carjacking, around 9:30 a.m., a man told police that someone in a group of Divvy bike riders punched him in the throat on the Riverwalk between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive. He was not seriously injured.

The primary offender in the Riverwalk attack was a Black male between 18- and 22-years-old who stands about 6-feet tall and weighs about 180 pounds. He was wearing a maroon t-shirt with shorts, and he has a goatee or mustache.

Area Three detectives are investigating the crimes.

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