South Loop carjacking: Man robbed of Mercedes at gunpoint

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Friday, December 22, 2017
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A 26-year-old man was robbed of his 2015 Mercedes at gunpoint Thursday night in the South Loop.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 26-year-old man walking through a parking lot in Chicago's South Loop Thursday night found himself facing a gun.

He was walking away from his 2015 Mercedes SUV in the 1800-block of South Wentworth Avenue around 10:05 p.m. when police said three men he didn't know walked up to him and demanded his car keys. One of the suspects was armed.

The victim did not put up a fight. He complied with their demands and they took off in his Mercedes. No one was hurt.

Police are still looking for his vehicle. No one is in custody. Area Central detectives are investigating.

There has been a rash of carjackings across Chicago - two of note just this week

On Wednesday, a Lyft driver was carjacked on the South Side. His Jeep was later found, thanks to a GPS tracker.

On Monday, two men tried to rob an off-duty cop sitting in his personal car blocks from CPD headquarters. One of the suspects was shot and survived.