4 arrested after cops witness carjacking in River North, chase suspects to West Side

The BP service station at 750 North Wells (Google)

CHICAGO — Four suspects are in custody after Chicago police officers saw them carjack a man in River North, and then engaged the hijackers in a pursuit that ended with their arrests.

The officers were near the intersection of Chicago Avenue and Wells Street when they saw the hijacking unfold around 6:46 p.m. Friday. According to a CPD statement, a 31-year-old man was inside his car in the 700 block of North Wells when a black Kia Sedan pulled up next to him.

Three men got out of the Kia, and one displayed a gun as they ordered the victim out of his car. Police said one hijacker took the victim’s vehicle and the other two returned to the Kia. Both vehicles sped from the scene.

The officers who saw the hijacking radioed information about the crime and pursued the Kia until it crashed near Adams and Damen just before 7 p.m. CPD said four male suspects were arrested, and the victim’s car was recovered.

Charges are pending.

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