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ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team

Wednesday, 21 June 2023 02.05

3 people wanted in New Lenox carjacking

NEW LENOX, Pain (WLS) — New Lenox Police have released photos of three men wanted for hijacking a rideshare driver at gunpoint Tuesday morning.

Police said the Uber driver was arriving to pick up a customer in the 1600 Eagle Circle block around 6:15 a.m. when a white Hyundai Accent sedan approached. Two men armed with guns and wearing masks got out of the Hyundai, demanded the victim's car and pulled him out of the vehicle.

The victim was hit in the head with one of the guns, and the suspect stole his wallet and cell phone.

The two gunmen tried to flee in the victim's vehicle, a Toyota Venza, but had difficulty operating the car and left it several houses away.

The third suspect was driving a Hyundai and never got out of the car. New Lenox Police said they later learned the car was reported stolen from Chicago on Monday.

The suspects fled the area in the Hyundai.

The victim was taken to Silver Cross Hospital to treat a head injury, and his cell phone was later found along Route 30.

Police said there was no connection between the person who called Uber and the suspects.

Investigation is ongoing.

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