Armed Carjackers Push Woman To Ground, Fail To Steal Car: Police

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Armed Carjackers Push Woman To Ground, Fail To Steal Car: Police

Post by IceCube » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:59 pm

GLENCOE, IL — A trio of carjackers ran away after they were unable to start a car they tried to steal from a woman at Glencoe Golf Club Thursday morning, police said. A search by officers from several North Shore jurisdictions led to the arrest of a Lake County teen but his two accomplices remained at large as of the afternoon, according to the Glencoe Public Safety Department.

Authorities said the three men approached the woman at the golf club as she got out of her car shortly after 8 a.m. One of them brandished a gun and demanded the car as the other two threw her to the ground, according to a release from Deputy Chief Richard Weiner.

All three carjackers got into the car but none of them were able to get the engine started to drive away, so they took off running into nearby Cook County Forest Preserve District property near the Skokie Lagoons, according to Weiner.

Officers from the Northbrook, Northfield and Winnetka police departments, well as the Cook County Sheriff's Office, assisted in the search.


Turns out, knowing how to drive is valuable knowledge for would-be carjackers.

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