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2 charged with stealing SUV for sale at gunpoint in Little Village

Oscar Diaz, 25, and a 17-year-old boy pretended they were interested in buying the SUV and stole it during a test drive, police said.

A man and a teen are accused of stealing an SUV at gunpoint March 20, 2020, in Little Village.
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Two people are accused of stealing an SUV for sale at gunpoint Friday in Little Village on the Southwest Side.

Oscar Diaz, 25, was charged with a felony count of vehicular hijacking, Chicago police said. A 17-year-old boy was charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm.

The pair pretended they were interested in buying a 2003 Ford Explorer from a 39-year-old man, Chicago police said. During a test drive about 1:50 a.m. in the 2300 block of South Ridgeway Avenue, the teen said he had a gun, and the two beat the man before pushing him out of the SUV.

Diaz was arrested about 3:37 p.m. in the 2400 block of South Drake Avenue, police said. The teen was taken into custody less than half an hour later during a traffic stop in the 2200 block of South Trumbull Avenue.

Bail for Diaz was set at $50,000 during a hearing Saturday, according to Cook County court records. He is due back in court April 17.

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