Man charged with armed carjacking in Loop

Treyvon Marks | CPD

A Roseland man who allegedly carjacked a driver at gunpoint in the Loop on Friday was ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail during a court hearing Saturday afternoon.

Prosecutors said a 28-year-old man pulled up to an apartment building on the 200 block of West Harrison to drop off his passengers when Treyvon Marks, 26, walked up and pulled a gun from a bag around 2:10 a.m.

Marks threatened to shoot the driver with the silver revolver if he wouldn’t give Marks a ride, Assistant State’s Attorney Vijay Sharma said.

The driver left the keys in his car and walked into the building lobby with his passengers to call for help. Meanwhile, Marks allegedly drove away with the victim’s Volkswagen.

Sharma said police officers were speaking with the victim outside the building when they heard a car crash nearby. The cops investigated the noise and allegedly found the victim’s car crashed into a parked car with Marks trying to climb out of the wreckage. Officers arrested Marks at the scene and found a loaded silver revolver on the driver’s floorboard, according to Sharma.

The Volkswagen’s owner and one of his passengers identified Marks and the silver gun, Sharma said.

Marks’ defense attorney said he has two children.

He’s charged with felony aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm. Judge Mary Marubio said he must go onto electronic monitoring if he can post the $25,000 deposit required for release.

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