2 in custody after SUV hijacked in Logan Square crashes in Lakeview

Chicago police arrested two people who crashed a hijacked car in Lakeview on Friday evening. The stolen SUV was taken at gunpoint from a woman in Logan Square about an hour earlier.

A CPD spokesperson said the 48-year-old woman was walking toward her home in the 1800 block of North California when three offenders confronted her around 4:46 p.m.

One of the hijackers displayed a handgun and ordered her to drop her car keys. She complied, and the trio drove away in her gray Honda CR-V.

Following the hijacking, Chicago police tracked the vehicle’s GPS location as it traveled to Wrigleyville, then south on Racine Avenue. According to a CPD crash report, cops closed in on the hijacked car in the 1200 block of West Fletcher, and its driver bailed out while the SUV was still moving.

The vehicle struck a parked car, and police arrested the driver, who will turn 16 later this month, after a short foot chase. Another occupant of the vehicle was also quickly taken into custody.

As of early Saturday morning, charges were pending.

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