Driver carjacked near Diversey Harbor on Thursday evening, police say

The man was carjacked in front of the high-rise condo buildings on the 300 block of West Diversey. | Google

Chicago — Police are investigating the armed carjacking of a man near Diversey Harbor in Lakeview on Thursday night.

The 33-year-old was in the 300 block of West Diversey when a small white or gray SUV pulled up around 10:50 p.m., according to a Chicago police spokesperson. A hijacker stepped out of the vehicle, brandished a gun, and demanded that he hand over his keys.

The victim complied, and the carjacker drove away with his blue Audi A4, heading west on Diversey Parkway, police said. 

An officer at the scene said the carjacker who confronted the victim was a Black male between 22 and 27 years old, standing 5’5″ to 5’10” tall, and weighing 140 to 150 pounds. The hijacker wore a dark-colored zip-up hoodie.

Earlier Thursday, three armed carjackings were reported in the West Loop and the Near North Side.

Police have not announced any arrests in connection with the crimes.

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