Armed carjackers steal Jeep after River North crash

Two people in ski masks got out of a Volvo and pointed a gun at a Jeep’s driver after rear-ending him, police said. One climbed into the Jeep and drove off, while the other went back to the Volvo and fled.

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A man was carjacked after a Volvo crashed into his vehicle Feb. 20, 2020, in River North.

A man was carjacked after a Volvo crashed into his vehicle Feb. 20, 2020, in River North.

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Two people stole a man’s Jeep at gunpoint Thursday after rear-ending it in River North.

The white 2014 Jeep SRT was stopped at a light about 11 p.m. in the 300 block of West Ontario Street when it was rear-ended by a dark-brown Volvo, Chicago police said.

When the Jeep’s driver, a 42-year-old man, stepped out to check for damage, two people in ski masks got out of the Volvo and pointed a gun at him, police said. One climbed into the Jeep and drove off, while the other went back to the Volvo and fled.

No injuries were reported, police said.

The incident happened just over an hour after an unsuccessful River North carjacking attempt in the 700 block of North Hudson Avenue.

No one is in custody as Area Central detectives investigate.

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