Thieves steal BMWs from Peoria dealership, ditch them during police chase and carjack a woman with her child in New Lenox

No one was injured and the carjackers remained at large Friday.

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Thieves made off with four BMWs from a Peoria dealership and led police on a 100-mile chase before ditching the SUVs and carjacking a woman and her child in New Lenox Thursday.

No one was injured and the carjackers remained at large Friday.

The pursuit began Thursday morning. As the BMWs raced upstate, deputies in Grundy County set up spike strips on Interstate 80 near Morris, according to the sheriff’s office.

Three of the four stolen cars hit the strips and two of them crashed, the sheriff’s office said. The people in those SUVs got into the fourth BMW and sped off.

It crashed near interstates 355 and 80, and the suspects ran into the town of New Lenox and carjacked a woman who was driving a Yukon Denali with a child inside, according to New Lenox police.

The mother and her child were let out of the Yukon at Francis and Regan streets and were not injured, police said. The Yukon was found about an hour later abandoned in Markham.

No arrests were reported.

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