Robbers score Instacart grocery delivery in Lakeview

Just when you think Chicago has dished out every possible crime scenario, it whips up a new one.

Two men reportedly pushed and threatened an Instacart grocery driver when he stopped to deliver an order in Lakeview yesterday evening. The courier was not injured, and no arrests have been made.

According to the driver, he parked his car and left the vehicle unlocked as he made a delivery in the 3000 block of North Sheridan around 8:40 p.m., CPD spokesperson Kellie Bartoli said.

A few moments later, the 44-year-old driver saw two men rifling through his car, and he yelled out to them, Bartoli said. The men grabbed delivery bags filled with about $150 worth of groceries and jumped into a black SUV that sped away southbound, according to the driver.

While a witness said the driver was threatened and pushed, he was not harmed. Bartoli said police did not have a detailed description of the suspects.

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