Update December 30, 2021: The robbery and auto thefts were captured on video. Watch it here.
Two armed men stole two luxury cars from a popular West Loop restaurant’s valet service on Wednesday evening. It’s at least the third time this month that restaurant valet stands have been targeted in the neighborhood.
Wednesday’s robbery unfolded outside Little Goat, 820 West Randolph, around 7:30 p.m., according to a police report.
The valet told police that two men confronted him at the valet stand, and one of them presented a handgun as they ordered him to open the lockbox where car keys are stored.
According to the report, the men took keys from the box and then located two luxury cars to drive away: a black Porsche Panamera and a black Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.
The gunman, a Black male who wore a black hoodie with gray pants, took the Porsche while another Black male wearing a black hoodie with black shoes fled in the Trackhawk.
Earlier valet incidents
Around 9:09 p.m. on December 11, a valet attendant was at his post outside a restaurant on the 1200 block of West Hubbard when a gunman approached and went into the key box, according to a CPD report. He helped himself to vehicle keys, including a set that controlled a white 2017 Mercedes Benz coupe parked nearby.
He took off in the Mercedes accompanied by a red Jeep Liberty driven by an apparent accomplice. The hijackers were described as two Black men wearing black hoodies.
Three days later, a group of hijackers tried to take another car from valet operators at another restaurant on the 800 block of West Randolph around 1 p.m.
A gray Dodge Ram pulled in front of a car parked in the valet zone, and two men emerged to take the vehicle. But they found the car unoccupied without any keys inside. They returned to the truck, which happened to be stolen, and fled the area.