On Friday, December 13, 2019, at approximately 2:20 p.m., the Downers Grove Police Department responded to a report of an armed carjacking in the 1700 block of Hawkins Avenue. During the incident two men armed with firearms exited a silver Honda Pilot and approached the occupant of a white 2017 Kia Sportage while it was parked on the driveway. The occupant was ordered to exit the white Kia, which was stolen without further incident.
One of the offenders is described as an African American man in his early 20s, with a thin build and approximately 5'7" tall. He was wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans. The second offender is described as an African American man in his early 20s, with a thin build, wearing all dark clothing. Both offenders were wearing black hats.
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.