Two suspects carjacked an Uber driver at gunpoint in Waukegan and then a short time later led police officers on a pursuit early Wednesday morning.
The Waukegan Police Department responded around 2:25 a.m. Wednesday to the 2700 block of East Bonnie Brook Lane for a report of an aggravated vehicular hijacking.
An Uber driver reported their red 2021 Toyota Corolla was stolen by two suspects, according to a police report.
The driver picked up the two subjects in Zion and drove to the Bonnie Brook Lane location.
The offenders ordered the Uber driver out of the vehicle at gunpoint after arriving at the destination and stole the Toyota, the report said.
Officers spotted the stolen Toyota a short time later in the 200 block of North Green Bay Road and initiated a traffic stop on it.
The Toyota refused to pull over and officers engaged in a vehicle pursuit.
The pursuit reached the northern border of Waukegan and the pursuit was terminated due to safety concerns.
The report said the Toyota was later recovered abandoned in Zion.
A canine unit responded to conduct a track but was unable to locate the suspects.
The incident remains under investigation by the Waukegan Police Department.
Numerous carjackings and robberies targeting rideshare drivers have been reported in Lake County in recent months.
Last week, two suspects carjacked a Lyft driver after pointing a gun at her head and ordering her out of her car.
The incident happened near Green Bay Road and Lee Avenue in Waukegan.