Woman carjacked outside River North steakhouse

CHICAGO — A woman was carjacked while sitting outside a high-end steakhouse in River North on Monday evening, Chicago police said. It happened outside STK Steakhouse, 9 West Kinzie, around 9 p.m.

The 40-year-old woman was inside her 2015 Mazda M6 when the carjacker walked up and forced her out of the car, police said. Once he removed her, he jumped behind the wheel and drove away with her vehicle. Police said the woman was not injured.

Officers at the scene described the carjacker as a Black male with dreadlocks who was wearing a black jacket.

Carjacking reports are down sharply in Chicago through the opening days of 2024. According to the city’s data, CPD took 43 carjacking reports between New Year’s Day and January 17. By comparison, there were 103 during the same period last year and 102 during the first 17 days of January 2022.

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