A Lyft driver was carjacked by two riders who ordered him out of the car at gunpoint and stole his car in Waukegan amid a spike in rideshare robberies.
The Waukegan Police Department responded around 4:40 a.m. Wednesday to the BP gas station, 902 Grand Avenue in Waukegan.
A Lyft driver reported to officers he was carjacked after picking up two riders, according to a police report.
The two male subjects were picked up near Low Avenue and Jackson Street and the driver drove them to the 900 block of Linden Avenue.
The suspects had the driver pull over and one of them, who was sitting behind the driver’s seat, pulled a gun on the victim, the report said.
The suspect ordered the rideshare driver out of his car before the suspects drove off in the vehicle.
The driver was uninjured, the report said. He also had his cell phone stolen during the incident.
Last month, an Uber driver, who is a father of seven, was brutally attacked and injured by four suspects who carjacked him in Beach Park.
The driver had picked up four subjects at an address in Zion and drove with them to Beach Park where they then beat and carjacked him.
In earlier August, an Uber driver was robbed by four suspects who fired shots and then hours later forcefully carjacked another Uber driver of her car and belongings in Zion.
No arrests have been announced in any of the recent robberies and carjackings of rideshare drivers in Lake County.