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Five men carjack, rob man at gunpoint in Zion

Surveillance photo provided by the Zion Police Department.

Police are searching for five men who robbed a man and carjacked his vehicle in broad daylight Tuesday afternoon.

The Zion Police Department responded around 1:03 p.m. Tuesday to the 2600 block of Sheridan road for a report of an armed robbery of a vehicle.

The 24-year old male victim told officers that he had just left his residence and entered his car when he was approached by a group of five men, according to Zion Police Chief Kirk Henderson.

“One of the subjects grabbed the driver’s side door as the victim was attempting to close it, pointed a black semi-automatic handgun with a gray slide at him and demanded the victim get out of the car and give him the keys,” Henderson said.

The victim complied and exited the vehicle. The offender then demanded the victim’s cell phone but the victim took off running, Henderson said.

The five offenders entered the victim’s silver 2007 Infiniti G35 four-door sedan with Illinois registration of AN22568.

Surveillance photo provided by the Zion Police Department.

The vehicle has noticeable cracks on the front bumper, a rosary necklace hanging from the rear view mirror and a visible white scuff mark on the rear bumper. The vehicle was last seen driving northbound in the 2600 block of Elim Avenue.

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Police have not located the vehicle yet and the victim was uninjured.

The offender with the gun is described as a black male, between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8, thin build, in his late teens or early 20s, dark complexion, with scruffy and unkempt facial hair. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans.

Security video in the area showed four other offenders all wearing dark hooded sweatshirts or coats, Henderson said. One of them was wearing white pants and another was wearing dark pants with a white stripe running down the side.

A third suspect appeared to have dark stonewashed jeans with rips running down the front and the fourth was wearing dark pants. At least one of the offenders was wearing a light blue surgical mask.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Zion Police Department at 847-746-4110 or Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222.


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