An employee who arrived at work for his shift at Green Oaks Senior Living near Libertyville was beaten and carjacked at gunpoint by two men Saturday morning, police said.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 6:10 a.m. Saturday to Green Oaks Senior Living, 14595 West Rockland Road in Green Oaks for a report of an aggravated vehicular hijacking.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said a 42-year-old man, who works at the assisted living facility, arrived to begin his shift and was parking his car.
When he opened his car door, he was quickly approached by two men, Covelli said.
One of the men was armed with a handgun and struck the victim in the head and face with the gun.
The men were described as African Americans in their 20s wearing black hooded sweatshirts.
One of the men entered the victim’s 2019 Kia Forte, which has an Illinois license plate of BU47018, and drove away in an unknown direction.
The other man fled in an escape vehicle, Covelli said.
The victim was treated by paramedics at the scene for the injuries he sustained. He did not need to be transported to the hospital.
The incident remains under investigation by Lake County Sheriff’s Office detectives.