For Immediate Release: September 17, 2021
Authority: Chief Michael R. Ruth
Elmhurst Police Investigate Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking
On Friday, September 17, 2021 at 8:45 a.m. Elmhurst Police were dispatched to the parking lot of the 7-11 at 572 S. York Street for a vehicular hijacking involving the display of a firearm. Upon arrival, officers met with the victim who related his vehicle was stolen by two men who were last seen driving it south on York Street. The victim was not injured.
Investigation of the incident has determined that four men occupying a Black Porche Cayenne SUV pulled into the parking lot of the 7-11 as the victim was entering his parked car. A male suspect exited the Porche and approached the victim while holding a black handgun. The suspect demanded his car, key fob, and entered the driver seat of the car. A second male suspect exited the Porche and entered the front passenger seat of the victim’s car. The victim’s car and Porche then fled the scene south on York Street. It appears the Porche was occupied by two additional unknown suspects and the Porche was confirmed to be recently stolen in another suburb.
At approximately 12:00 p.m. the victim’s abandoned vehicle was recovered by the Chicago Police Department on the 6800 Block of S. Wabash Ave. The victim’s vehicle was processed by Elmhurst Police evidence technicians and investigators have canvassed the area for security video recordings of the incident.
The suspects are described as:
Suspect #1: A Black Male, late teens to early 20’s, thin build, wearing a black surgical mask, black shirt, and displaying a black handgun.
Suspect #2: A Black Male, late teens to early 20’s, thin build, wearing a black surgical mask and black sweatshirt.
Suspect #3: Unknown driver of the Porche Cayenne.
Suspect #4: Unknown passenger of the Porche Cayenne.
The Elmhurst Police Department requests those with information or security video of the incident call (630) 530-3050 to speak to investigators.