Cook County Sheriff’s Office announces new initiative in effort to decrease Chicago carjackings, vehicle thefts

Cook County Sheriff’s Office announces new initiative in effort to decrease Chicago carjackings, vehicle thefts

CHICAGO (TOC) — The Cook dinner County Sheriff’s Workplace introduced a brand new initiative Thursday in River North to scale back harmful automobile thefts and carjackings within the space.

The sheriff’s workplace is making an attempt to fight carjacking, and so they’ve added a brand new approach that would probably monitor your automobile quicker.

With carjackings on the rise, the quicker officers monitor your stolen automobile the higher.

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Cook dinner County Sheriff Tom Dart labored to create laws requiring auto producers present officers with particulars about any monitoring capabilities if a automobile is stolen, with the automobile proprietor’s permission.

“It is tough once you’re continuously feeling as in case you’re a sufferer,” the sheriff mentioned.

One other element to make issues simpler was introduced Thursday. You can provide that permission on-line, on a brand new web site that can have automobile house owners digitally signal a monitoring consent type, permitting your automobile’s producer to launch that info to police quicker.

Sheriff Dart made it clear that registered vehicles are solely going to be tracked by this new program if they’re stolen.

When you give your permission, you will get sheriff’s workplace stickers within the mail to put in your automobile, as properly.

Sheriff Dart is assured that these stickers may have would-be carjackers re-thinking their actions.

“You’ll then obtain within the mail two totally different automobile stickers from us, one for the entrance and one for the again of your automobile which you could place in your automobile that can be one thing that can deter folks,” Dart mentioned. “We’ve talked to be individuals who we now have taken in custody, and, belief me, they have been clear that they do not need to be coping with vehicles that they know that we’re monitoring.”

The brand new monitoring methodology primarily applies to vehicles 2015 or newer.

“You can’t actually consider a criminal offense that might be extra terrifying than somebody coming as much as you once you assume you are within the safety of your automobile and having a gun pulled on you,” Sheriff Dart mentioned.

New video of a daring carjacking in Humboldt Park exhibits the erratic driver flipping the stolen SUV whereas making an attempt to get away.

WATCH | Carjacker flips SUV whereas making an attempt to flee scene

A close-by resident shared dwelling surveillance digicam footage from the world of North and Central Park avenues Wednesday.

It exhibits a automobile pulling as much as a parked SUV. A driver had simply gotten out.

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Two folks get out of the automobile, and one seems to level a weapon on the driver, taking the important thing.

One of many carjackers will get into the SUV and tries to take off, crashing into the automobile in entrance of it, and the van behind it.

Because the carjacker pulls out of the spot, he crashes once more and flips the automobile.

The thief then climbs out and runs away.

“With every thing taking place, it’s extremely irritating and scary,” mentioned Humboldt Park resident Reyna Arroyo.

Arroyo’s boyfriend’s work truck was struck and is now inoperable.

The couple mentioned they’re dealing with restore payments of as much as $3,000 and must seemingly pay out-of-pocket.

“That is what we use to work. He works in building and now we can not go to work and we now have to pay payments and every thing else,” Arroyo mentioned. “We’re low earnings households right here and we should not have the commodity to work and have one thing fastened on our finish.”

Police mentioned nobody is in custody.

Chicago police additionally launched a group alert about 5 stolen Hyundai and Kia automobiles within the Austin neighborhood, in simply over a two-week interval.

The 5 areas are inside blocks of one another.

“It has been taking place lots on this space. The identical factor occurred to my automobile just a few months in the past,” Arroyo mentioned.

Nevertheless, Sheriff Dart is assured this new program will deter some carjackings sooner or later.

“We need to give people the chance to take some possession that they really feel they’re doing one thing,” Sheriff Dart mentioned.

Individuals dwelling exterior of the Cook dinner County can even register their vehicles to be tracked.

Sheriff Dart outlined this new web site and its potential influence on lowering carjackings throughout the county at 10 a.m.

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