Suburban man carjacked driver outside Lincoln Park restaurant, police say

Nicholas Kaehler | Chicago Police Department

Chicago — A suburban man is charged with carjacking a driver outside a Lincoln Park restaurant on Wednesday evening, according to Chicago police.

Nicholas Kaehler, 21, of Rosemont, displayed a gun and took the 23-year-old man’s vehicle outside Ghareeb Nawaz, 2364 North Lincoln, around 7 p.m., CPD said in a media alert. Chicago police located the hijacked car within minutes and arrested Kaehler in the 5600 block of South Shore Drive.

More details about what happened will be released when he appears for a bond hearing on Friday afternoon. CWB Chicago will post an updated story after his court session.

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