Rideshare driver carjacked on NW Side; suspects crash minutes later

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CHICAGO — A 34-year-old rideshare driver was carjacked late Saturday night and the suspects reportedly crashed the vehicle minutes later.

Just after 11:45 p.m., police responded to a crash in the 2400 block of North Lamon Avenue. After an investigation, it was determined the vehicle was stolen at gunpoint after a rideshare driver dropped off a passenger in the 6300 block of West Belmont Avenue.

Police said the driver was approached by two males, with at least one of them displaying a handgun. 

Four suspects, three males and a female, were reportedly in his 2015 Toyota Sienna when it struck a median and hit two unoccupied cars, police said.

Chicago police believe at some point the suspects fired shots.

Yurik Aguilar woke up to find her car damaged by the crash.

“I mean it sucks. You waking up, your car—you’re going to go to work, you’re going to get your day going, you know? That is how I get to work,” Aguilar said. "That is how I get everywhere.”

All four were transported to Masonic with non life-threatening injuries. All four were taken into custody and face charges related to the carjacking.


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