Test drive turned into a carjacking in Uptown, police say

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.

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