The city’s carjacking community deployed one of their under-used techniques to take an Uptown man’s vehicle on Friday evening.
Police said the car’s owner was trying to sell his Lexus RX300 online and agreed to meet with a prospective buyer for a test drive around 9:20 p.m.
As the supposed buyer drove the victim’s car onto the 800 block of West Wilson, he became angry and asked the owner if he was a cop, according to police. He then pulled out a handgun and ordered the car’s owner out of the vehicle. The 35-year-old man complied.
Police said his Lexus was last seen heading eastbound on Wilson with a black Chevy Equinox trailing behind.
No injuries were reported.
The carjacker was a Black male in his late teens to mid-20’s who stands about 6’2” tall. According to the victim, he wore a white shirt with a red hat and had a scar near his eye.
Two women and possibly a third person were seen in the Equinox, too.
Area Three detectives are investigating.