Car stolen from River North gas station as driver pumps gas, Chicago police say

Car stolen from River North gas station as driver pumps gas, Chicago police say

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 3:25AM

CHICAGO (TOC) — A automotive was stolen from a River North fuel station whereas its driver was filling up, Chicago police stated.

Police stated at about 6:45 p.m., a 34-year-old girl was pumping fuel within the 600-block of North LaSalle Road along with her driver’s facet door open.

The suspect jumped into the open automotive and fled westbound, police stated. A safety guard on the fuel station pulled out a gun and fired photographs on the thief, although it was not instantly clear if the thief or the automotive was struck.

The automotive was discovered within the 6600-block of South Champlain Avenue. The preliminary data given by police stated that one particular person was in custody, however police corrected themselves shortly after and clarified that nobody is at the moment in custody for this theft.

The girl was struck by the door of the automotive because the thief took off and was lower on her knee. She declined medical consideration, in line with CPD. No different accidents have been reported.

No additional particulars have been launched.

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