An Uber driver was forced from his car in the 600 block of Lathrop Avenue on Friday, Nov. 5 by two men, one of whom reportedly pointed a gun at his head, according to the Forest Park Police Department.
The alleged carjacking occurred around 7 p.m. in front of the Cook County Department of Public Health building, where his vehicle was facing southbound on Lathrop. The Uber driver walked the two blocks to the police department to file the report immediately after his car was stolen.
The driver, a 42-year-old Chicago man, said he had received a fare at that location, and when he arrived, two men approached, one on the driver’s side and the other on the passenger side. Both men were wearing dark clothing with their hoods up, the driver said.
The man on the driver’s side opened the door, pointed a gun at the driver’s head, told him to hand over his wallet and phone and get out of the car. The driver complied and the men fled the scene in the vehicle, a white 2016 Toyota Camry.
This information was obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department. Unless otherwise indicated, anybody named in these reports has only been charged with a crime. These cases have not been adjudicated.