OAK PARK, Ill. (CBS) — A mother got carjacked Wednesday afternoon while waiting to pick up her child from school in Oak Park.
Oak Park police said the woman was parked on the north side of Washington Boulevard outside Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School, 325 S. Kenilworth Ave. around 3:20 p.m. The woman said two men got out of a black sedan nearby and came up to her car.READ MORE: Pair Charged In Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega Denied Bail; Accused Teen Gunman Committed Three Previous Carjackings, Prosecutors Say
One of the men pulled a gun and ordered the woman out of her car, police said. A carjacker then got into the woman’s car and drove off west on Washington Boulevard, while the other carjacker left in the black sedan they pulled up in.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Winter Storm Watch On The Way
The woman ran to the school’s front office, and the school called police, according to a notice sent to parents.
The woman was not hurt, and the students and staff were safe inside the school at the time, the notice said.MORE NEWS: Department Of Streets And Sanitation Dispatches Snow Plows To Major Chicago Roads With Winter Storm Coming
Oak Park police were investigating late Wednesday.