CPD looking for man after carjacking with 2-year-old, 5-year-old inside; kids found safe

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CHICAGO – CPD officers are looking for an unknown male after he allegedly carjacked a vehicle in a gas station parking lot with two kids inside of it.

Just before 5:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 5900 block of West Montrose Avenue.

Police said a 39-year-old woman was at a gas station when the man climbed into the driver’s side of the vehicle. A 5-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy were in the backseat at the time.

The two kids were later found uninjured in the 4300 block of North McVicker Avenue in Portage Park.

A video from a doorbell camera shows the moment the alleged carjacker drops off the two kids.

Jennifer Villanueva, a teacher, happened to be outside her home putting up Halloween decoration with her kids.

“We heard a a car coming super fast and take off,” Villanueva said. “I ran and I got the kids and brought them over.”

Police said the man fled southbound on Austin Avenue after the carjacking and has not been located.

The 39-year-old woman was also not injured.

Area North detectives are investigating.


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