South Side residents warned about carjackings

February 13, 2012 2:16:02 PM PST
Chicago police are warning South Side residents about a series of carjackings by people pretending they want to buy vehicles for sale.

According to police, the suspects steal the cars instead.

The car thefts have occurred in the area of 60th Street from Western to California avenues.

Police say the thieves target people who are selling vehicles. The suspects allegedly contact would-be sellers and request to test drive the vehicles for sale. When the seller arrives the test drive, the suspects take the vehicle by force.