Police Catch Carjackers After Man Spots Own Car

CHICAGO (CBS/WBBM) — Suspected carjackers made one miscalculation early Monday morning after allegedly taking a car from a man on the city’s West Side.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports, police say the victim was pistol-whipped by two men who stole his 2005 Chrysler 300 around 1:10 a.m., near Madison Street and Francisco Avenue.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports

The suspect and two others drove off in the car.

But around 1:45 a.m., the victim and his brother saw the car roll past them on a nearby street. They called 911 and started following the vehicle, telling a dispatcher the location of the vehicle and the direction the suspects were headed, police said.

The 911 dispatcher informed Harrison District officer, who positioned police vehicles to intercept the suspects near the 500 block of Western Avenue, police said. The suspects fled from the vehicle when they saw police, but two were taken into custody.

Armed robbery charges are pending early Monday against the man and the juvenile male arrested, police said.

Police are still seeking the third suspect, described only as a black male, 16 to 18 years old and wearing dark clothing, police said.

The victim was reunited with his vehicle and refused medical treatment for his injury, police said.

  • ERR

    16 & 18 Yr olds, parents must be proud…..need to get the trash out.

  • Bob Labroscian

    Nice neighborhood…..to avoid….

  • Fast Draw Phone

    Fast Draw Phone:
    1- Phone vs. 3- Street Edu-ma-cated Dumb As__s and Guns
    1:10 a.m., – 1:45 a.m.
    Madison Street and Francisco Avenue. – 500 block of Western Avenue,
    Holy cow Phone wins! Phone wins! Phone wins!

  • Kris

    Young black men get too much pleasure inflicting misery on others. It’s a black community problem!

    • Larry

      Well then they should do something about it. Losers.

  • Sonya

    This neighborhood isn’t all black anymore crime happens everywhere in this city. I’m sick of every time a crime happens a young black man is blamed. My son is 17 the saludictorian of his graduating class and we live in this area. He’s not terrorizing & robbing anyone and he never did. Tell all the suburban white kids we’re sick of their traffic in& out of our complex when they’re coming here to buy heroin

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