Teen, children stole 2 cars from Chatham garage at gunpoint, woman says

1 vehicle found at Park Manor gas station

ByJesse Kirsch via WLS logo
Sunday, July 19, 2020
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A woman says several children stole her and her husband's cars at gunpoint Saturday night.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A woman says a teenager and several children stole her and her husband's cars from their Chatham garage Saturday night.

The woman, who did not want to be identified, said she saw a car with no lights on driving the wrong way on a one-way street about 10:25 p.m. As she continued to her garage on her way home from work, the car pulled up to her.

"They jumped out; the driver couldn't have been more than 17, with some kids that were 10 to 12. They put a gun to me; they took my car, they took my husband's car that was in the garage, and they fled in their car," she said.

The woman lives at 81st Street and Indiana Avenue.

Both cars have tracking devices, which helped investigators locate one of the stolen cars at a gas station at 71st Street and King Drive in Park Manor with a flat tire just before 2 a.m. The second car has not been recovered.

Chicago police said they're looking for four male suspects, and no one is in custody.