On Saturday, November 30 at approximately 7:00 p.m., the Police Department responded to a report of an armed carjacking in the 2000 block of Prairie Avenue. During the incident a man armed with a firearm exited a white 2017 Nissan Altima with tinted windows and Illinois plate numbers BQ44989. The subject approached the occupants of a gray 2008 Lexus sedan with Illinois plate numbers AP99132. The occupants were ordered to exit the gray Lexus, which was stolen without further incident.
The offender is described as an African American man, approximately 5'5" tall. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and red ski mask while armed with a black handgun.
Chief Shanon Gillette would like to remind everyone to not place themselves at further risk by attempting to resist someone who is armed and demanding that property be relinquished. Members of the public should remain alert and be aware of their surroundings at all times. If you have information about this incident please contact the Police Department at (630) 434-5600. In the event of an emergency, or to report suspicious activity, dial 911.