Police have captured a suspect who attacked and carjacked a woman at a gas station in Long Grove before crashing the hijacked vehicle in Hawthorn Woods and fleeing from police.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said a 58-year-old Long Grove woman was pumping gas at a gas station in the 200 block of Robert Parker Coffin Road in Long Grove.
The woman finished pumping gas when she heard a crash around 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
A silver Kia, driven by Victor Masick, 19, of Cicero, crashed into a gas pump at the gas station, Covelli said.
The man exited the Kia, later determined to be stolen out of Berwyn, after the collision.
Masick approached the victim as she entered the driver’s seat of her car.
The offender forcefully removed the victim from her vehicle and attempted to steal the car, Covelli said.
The victim fought back and was able to get back into the driver’s seat of her car.
Masick then battered her and forcefully removed her from the driver’s seat again before successfully stealing her car, Covelli said. The victim sustained minor injuries.
Lake County sheriff’s dispatchers broadcasted an emergency regional alert to law enforcement regarding the incident.
The victim’s vehicle was located by Hawthorn Woods police officers in the area of Old McHenry Road and Quentin Road.
Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the offender fled.
Covelli said Masick eventually crashed the victim’s vehicle in the area of Old McHenry Road and Abby Glenn Drive in Hawthorn Woods.
Numerous sheriff’s deputies responded to the area and located the offender at Route 12 and Old McHenry Road.
Masick attempted to carjack another vehicle on Route 12 but the driver had his doors locked, Covelli said.
Sheriff’s deputies took the offender into custody without further incident.
Masick remains in custody at the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division.
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office approved charges against Masick of vehicular hijacking, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, attempted vehicular hijacking and burglary by use of force.