CHICAGO — Four teenage boys beat, robbed, and carjacked a man inside a Loop parking garage on Friday evening, Chicago police said. Charges have been filed.
The attack began as the victim, 52, was getting into his 2023 Audi Q5 in a parking garage on the 200 block of North LaSalle around 5:12 p.m.
A group of assailants struck the victim in the face with an object, causing him to fall to the ground, a CPD spokesperson said. They continued to hit him in the face and body while he was down.
After robbing him of his valuables and keys, they drove away with his car.
Several people reported seeing the stolen Audi driving recklessly along Clark Street in Lincoln Park and elsewhere before police caught up with it around 6:30 p.m. Officers arrested the four occupants outside Fifth Third Arena, 1801 West Jackson.
Prosecutors filed vehicular hijacking charges against the four boys. Two are 15 years old, and the others are 14 and 16, according to the police spokesperson.
No other information is available about the group because they are all juveniles.