A man was battered and carjacked in the parking lot of a South Loop Jewel-Osco store early Friday, according to a CPD report. The incident unfolded less than an hour after a woman reported being attacked and robbed in a Jewel-Osco parking lot on the Near North Side.
Just after midnight Friday, six offenders approached a 21-year-old man from behind after the victim parked his red 2017 Jeep Cherokee SRT in the parking lot of a business in the 1200 block of South Wabash, according to CPD spokesperson Karie James. Police were seen speaking with a victim in the Jewel parking lot on that block.
One of the offenders struck the victim in the face with a pistol, which caused the victim to fall to the ground, James said. All six offenders continued to beat the victim until he turned over the keys to his Jeep, James said.
The carjackers then fled westbound on Roosevelt Road in the man’s SUV. James said the victim declined medical attention. Police are gathering surveillance video as Area Three detectives investigate.
According to the victim, the offenders were Black males who may have also used a black Chrysler 300.
Earlier, police responded to a robbery call from a woman who said she was punched in the face and robbed in the Jewel parking lot at 102 West Division around 11:10 p.m. The offender, described only as an older Black male dressed in all tan clothing, took her purse and phone.