Police: Armed Men Hijack FedEx Truck, Driver Unharmed

CHICAGO (STMW) — A group of armed men abducted a FedEx truck driver Monday night on the Northwest Side, stealing the employee’s wallet and several packages before dropping him and the truck off in the Wicker Park neighborhood, police said.

At least one gunman approached the stopped truck about 9:10 p.m. Monday in the 6200 block of North Pulaski Road and ordered him into a nearby vehicle, according to police.

A jacket was put over the driver’s head as he was held down the back of the van, police said. One of the robbers took the keys to the FedEx truck and drove away with the van apparently following.

The van stopped about an hour later in the 1600 block of North Paulina Street and the driver was ordered back in the truck and told to stay inside, police said.

The driver, who was not injured, told police the three robbers stole his wallet and several FedEx packages.

Grand Central Area detectives are investigating, but nobody is in custody Tuesday night.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • Jim Hamilton

    Chicago is turning into one huge cesspool of criminals put a fence around it and take away their right to vote.
    By the way.
    Hi there Chicago it’s me from down state illinois. Hows the anti gun laws working out for ya. When will you idiots up there wake up and see your anti carry laws only dis arm the law abiding guys and keep the bad guys with their guns safer?



    Like hell take my family to Chicago for family fun. Getting them all killed in a drive up like so many others I read about doesn’t sound like fun to me oh yeah and in Chicago the criminals carry guns but I can’t hahaha NO THANK YOU CHICAGO!

    • southside

      Come on, Jim, why wouldn’t you want to come to Chicago? They have red light cameras, speeding cameras, extra parking taxes and lots of crime. Certainly Mayor Emanuel wants you to visit.

      • Jim Hamilton

        Rahm is more worried about getting those cameras to work so he can catch you hurrying home from the restaurants to use the bathroom than to clean up the cesspool. Why aren’t those cameras watching the neighborhood instead of working people running behind to get to works license plates. Running behind because of the big potholes in the road lord knows they have created more danger than going 5 mile an hour over has.

  • Opossum

    Driver’s story sounds fishy

  • skunk

    Opossum I was thinking the same thing-it would be more believable if the truck was found empty in englewood or lawndale

    The only thing that would make sense is if there was a 50lb package of coke in the truck and that’s all they were looking for

    We’ll find out soon enough when the cops check cameras along the route-I live about 4 blocks from where the thugs allegedly grabbed him and I can tell you we don’t have roving bands of armed criminals here often

  • Durrr

    Another violent crime commited without any description of the attackers! Are we to assume the driver never saw their faces? Come on CBS, people have a right to know who is commiting the violent crime in their area. Please update the story with appropriate descriptions!!

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