Two suspects carjacked a Lyft driver after pointing a gun at her head and ordering her out of her car in Waukegan as rideshare robberies continue in the county.
The Waukegan Police Department responded around 12:39 a.m. Thursday to the area of Green Bay Road and Lee Avenue in Waukegan for a call for a vehicular hijacking.
Officers arrived and learned a Lyft driver had picked up two male subjects in Zion, according to a police report.
She drove them to Green Bay Road and Lee Avenue where they carjacked her after arriving at the destination.
One of the suspects pulled a gun and put it to her head, telling her he wanted the vehicle, the report said.
The woman complied and exited the car before running down the street. The driver was uninjured.
The suspects fled in the vehicle, which had the woman’s purse, wallet, cell phone and other belongings.
A law enforcement alert to area police departments said the stolen vehicle was a white 2020 Hyundai Elantra.
Last month, a Lyft driver was carjacked by two riders who ordered him out of the car at gunpoint and stole his vehicle.
The incident occurred at the BP gas station, 902 Grand Avenue in Waukegan.
The 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.
In August, 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.