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71-year-old Man Attacked in Vehicular Hijacking and Armed Robbery

Zack Miller | Loyola PhoenixA vehicular hijacking and armed robbery involving handguns occurred early Monday morning near Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus.

At approximately 2:30 a.m., a vehicular hijacking and armed robbery occurred at the intersection of North Kenmore Avenue and West Rosemont Avenue nearby Georgetown Hall, according to a crime alert sent to students by Campus Safety. 

Four unknown male hijackers approached a 71-year-old man parking his car, exited their vehicle with handguns and demanded the victim’s keys and belongings, according to Chicago Police Department (CPD). 

After the victim complied, one offender punched the victim in the left side of his face and then the four offenders fled east on West Rosemont Avenue and southbound on North Sheridan Road with both cars, CPD and Campus Safety reported. 

Although CPD said the victim was punched, campus safety reported that no one was hurt. The victim refused treatment on the scene, according to CPD.

Campus Safety didn’t respond to request for comment.

The victim is not affiliated with Loyola and the offenders have yet to be identified, according to Campus Security. The victim’s car was a 2017 blue SUV Toyota RAV4, according to CPD. No one is in custody.  

Area Three Detectives are investigating.

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