Chicago crime: Corey Simon has car stolen twice in 3 hours: ‘Luck is on my side’

Chicago crime: Corey Simon has car stolen twice in 3 hours: ‘Luck is on my side’

CHICAGO (TOC) — Corey Simon virtually could not imagine it himself.

“I imply, who will get their automotive stolen two occasions in three hours,” he requested aloud.

First, a brazen daylight automotive theft, proper from the auto store. Simon stated it occurred Monday when he took his 2017 Jaguar SUV for an oil change.

A darkish four-door car drives up, two folks in masks exit, then enter the bay the place Simon’s automotive had its hood up. They closed it up, hopped in, and took off.

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“Masked people got here in and simply took the automotive and hijacked it,” Simon stated.

Simon known as police – they have been there in minutes – and confirmed them the GPS tracker on the automotive.

“We discovered it on the west facet of Chicago,” he stated.

His Jaguar went from Bucktown to the 2600-block of W. Madison in East Garfield Park.

CPD escorted him to his car. Simon received his automotive again and took it to his native gasoline station to refill, then, “I received out of my automotive, stuffed up with gasoline, and in hopped one other person that stole my automotive and drove off.”

He says inside a three-hour span, his automotive was stolen twice. He stated he left it working whereas submitting up on the gasoline station.

“Gone in 60 seconds or much less,” he stated. “The nozzle was within the tank, gasoline was flying in all places.”

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This time the automotive went from the 2300 block of West Fullerton in Bucktown to Douglas Park.

“I contacted the 2 officers who helped me beforehand and stated, ‘you are by no means gonna imagine this, however my automotive was stolen once more.'”

Chicago police have been in a position to recuperate his automotive once more. Simon stated there have been stolen plates on it by the point they’d gotten it again the second time, and that he is grateful for the short work of police.

“Only a life lesson that all of us have to be cautious of our environment and simply be good and diligent,” he stated.

As for his family and friends?

“They’re telling me to purchase some lottery tickets at this level,” he stated. “Luck is on my facet simply hopefully it’s going to be good luck this time.”

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