Carjackers took BMW with 2 kids inside, Chicago police report says

CHICAGO — A River Forest woman suffered a head injury when she tried to stop carjackers from taking her BMW while her two children were inside the vehicle, according to a Chicago police report. Two men and two juveniles are charged with the crime.

The report said the woman stepped out of her BMW X7 in the 2000 block of West 102nd while her 11- and 6-year-old sons stayed inside around 5 p.m. on August 15.

Both kids were still in the car when two men and two juveniles jumped in and drove away. But her boys and a dog were still inside the vehicle.

She ran after the SUV and tried to open the rear door, but she lost her footing and fell, striking her head, the police report said. Doctors closed a cut on her forehead with seven stitches.

The kids and pooch got out, and the carjackers escaped with the vehicle.

Shaun Istre (L) and Malik Pearson | Chicago Police Department

CPD’s carjacking intelligence center tracked the BMW on plate readers on the Dan Ryan Expressway. Before long, the automaker provided live GPS data, allowing state troopers and Chicago police to locate the vehicle at a gas station near 43rd and State, the police report said.

The BWM sped away when police arrived, but it crashed about a block away, allowing cops to arrest the occupants.

Charged with vehicular hijacking are Shaun Istre, 19, Malik Pearson, 22, and juvenile boys ages 16 and 17.

Judge Charles Beach held Pearson without bail. Istre must pay a $15,000 bail deposit and go on electronic monitoring if he’s released, the judge decided.

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