Man carjacked near Diversey Brown Line station overnight

A driver was briefly dragged by his own vehicle during an armed carjacking near the Diversey Brown Line station early Saturday, police said. No one is in custody.

The 36-year-old man was seated in his parked Honda Civic when the carjacker pulled up and stepped out of a blue SUV on the 2700 block of North Sheffield at 1:21 a.m., said Officer Michelle Tannehill, a CPD spokesperson.

The carjacker displayed a handgun that was in his waistband and ordered the victim to get out of his car, Tannehill said.

After briefly complying, the victim fought back and tried to gain control of the offender by grabbing onto the carjacker’s belt. But the offender got into the victim’s vehicle and began to drive away, causing the victim to be dragged a short distance by the fleeing car, according to Tannehill. The carjacker managed to get away with the victim’s vehicle.

The victim declined medical attention at the scene. Police did not have a description of the offender. Area Three detectives are investigating.

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