Man carjacked at gunpoint

Hijacking took place in 1100 block of South Harvey Avenue

January 4th, 2018 3:04 PM

By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

A Lindenhurst man was carjacked at gunpoint in the 1100 block of South Harvey Avenue at 9:20 p.m. on Jan. 2, according to Oak Park police.

The police report, which was made public at 2:19 p.m. on Jan. 4, notes that the victim was driving his 2013 black Ford Mustang, when a gray Hyundai Elantra pulled in front of his vehicle.

Two men exited the Hyundai and one displayed a silver handgun and ordered the man to exit the vehicle. The victim complied and the two carjackers entered the Mustang and fled northbound on Harvey Avenue.

Oak Park Police Commander Roger Grivetti said in a phone interview that the carjackers abandoned the Hyundai, which had been stolen in Chicago.

Both offenders were described as black, in their early 20s, about 6-foot tall, and wearing all black clothing and black ski masks. The gunman was described as having curly hair.

The estimated loss is $15,000.


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  • Ray Simpson (Facebook Verified)

    Posted: January 5th, 2018 9:25 AM

    @ Rob - just the notion that a potential victim might fight back and blow some important part off should give some of these thugs pause. That is the importance of concealed carry, not knowing who is willing to just say no!

  • Rob Ruffulo (Facebook Verified)

    Posted: January 5th, 2018 7:20 AM

    Tasers wont end the problem. Shoot to kill.

  • Kevin J. McCarey from Oak Park (Facebook Verified)

    Posted: January 4th, 2018 6:49 PM

    The 2 day delay comes from the Oak Park Police Department. Not the Wednesday Journal.

  • Carol Ann (Facebook Verified)

    Posted: January 4th, 2018 5:53 PM

    Oak Park needs undercover cars on the streets. And while we are at it, let's get our officers tasers.

  • Barbara Purington (Facebook Verified)

    Posted: January 4th, 2018 4:05 PM

    Why is it that it take two days before residents are notified of this car jacking? I can't recall if it's WJ policy.

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