Vehicles left running on Near N. Side reported stolen: police

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A 32-year-old was carjacked Jan. 19. 2021 in Lake View.

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Police are warning residents of vehicles reported stolen after they were left running in the Streeterville and River North neighborhoods.

In each of the three thefts, the victim’s left their vehicles parked with the keys in the ignition, Chicago police said in a community alert. A dark-colored Lexus or SUV drove up, someone exited and drove off in the victim’s vehicle, police said.

The thefts happened in the evening hours of:

  • Saturday in the first block of West Oak Street;
  • Friday in the 300 block of East Ohio Street; and
  • Jan. 30 in the 100 block of West Erie Street.

Anyone with information was asked to call detectives at (312) 747-8382.

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The man, 26, suffered wounds to the stomach and back and was hospitalized in fair condition.
The 34-year-old victim died at the University of Chicago Medical Center Saturday evening, police said.