No one was hurt during a vehicular hijacking that took place in the 2200 block of Burr Oak Avenue in North Riverside early in the morning on July 13, police have reported.
According to police, at about 5:25 a.m., a couple was loading a white Audi Q5 with luggage when they reportedly observed a someone walking south past them from Cermak Road.
The person got to the east/west alley, which is six houses south of Cermak Road, turned around and then ran back toward the couple. The person displayed a handgun and demanded the keys to the car, which was a loaner.
One of the victims handed over the keys and the offender got into the car and drove off westbound on Cermak Road.
According to police, the car dealership that had loaned the victims the vehicle was able to track its movements via GPS. The car was tracked to a location in the 1900 block of West Algonquin Road in Mount Prospect.
Police in Mount Prospect reported finding the vehicle unoccupied in the parking lot of an apartment complex there. North Riverside police retrieved the vehicle from that location and had it towed to the police station for processing.
The investigation continues.