Thursday, March 29, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
According to a recent Chicago Tribune article, four people were taken into custody on the evening of March 28 after crashing a vehicle on Chicago’s Near West Side, the Illinois State Police reported.
The arrests happened Wednesday at around 6 p.m. after Chicago police identified the vehicle the suspects were riding in “as stolen in an armed carjacking a couple of days ago in Maywood,” the Tribune reports.
According to another Chicago Tribune report, the suspects stole a Toyota out of Maywood and drove it to Oak Brook Center, where they stole another vehicle on Wednesday morning.
The Tribune reports that a 68-year-old woman “told police she got out of her car as the man got into it. Before her car pulled away, she opened the rear door, grabbed her purse and began to run.”
Oak Brook police said that they collaborated with police in Maywood after Wednesday’s carjacking.
When Chicago police officers identified the Toyota later that evening, they began following the vehicle but eventually lost track of it, the Tribune reports.
“State police picked up the pursuit again and, with the assistance of Chicago police, eventually stopped the car, after it crashed into a retaining wall at Ashland and Congress, the trooper said,” according to the Tribune.
No injuries were reported and, as of Thursday morning, no charges had been filed. Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley said that the suspects, whom he described as “youth,” are currently in custody in Maywood because the first carjacking had taken place here, giving Maywood police jurisdiction over the case.
Talley said that police would provide at a later date information on exactly when and where the Maywood carjacking took place.
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