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An Amazon delivery truck was hijacked at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon on the Near North Side. But, unlike a similar Amazon hijacking attempt in Lakeview on Saturday, the latest robbery ended with an arrest. Charges are pending.
Federal authorities are warning about two phone schemes that con artists are currently running in the Chicago area. One scam offers early access to a COVID-19 vaccine, while the other involves people who claim to be with the FBI.
A 73-year-old woman and her 5-year-old grandson received a rude Chicago welcome when they arrived at Union Station on Saturday: The elderly woman got beaten with a cellphone before they even got out of the train station.
Theodrick Williamson and Oshaei Southernland are charged with possessing two of the three handguns police allegedly seized during a brawl at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue on the Magnificent Mile.