Mom speaks out after carjackers stole SUV with 2 kids inside near Lincoln Park Zoo

Mom speaks out after carjackers stole SUV with 2 kids inside near Lincoln Park Zoo

CHICAGO (TOC) — A Chicago mom is talking out after two carjackers pulled her and her husband out of their automotive and stole it with their younger kids nonetheless inside in Lincoln Park.

Fortunately, Lili Garcia’s youngsters weren’t harm on this incident. But it surely was a terrifying ordeal for the household, who had their SUV stolen simply steps away from the Lincoln Park Zoo with their youngsters inside.

“I do not know what I might’ve executed if my youngsters weren’t there anymore and so they simply took them away identical to that,” Garcia stated.

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Whereas nonetheless shaken up, Garcia stated she feels fortunate. She and her husband had been delivering a bundle whereas working for Amazon Flex to the 2100 N. Lincoln Park West constructing round 8 p.m. Wednesday when carjackers pulled up and stole their car.

“One man simply got here, bought within the driver facet and began driving off when my husband is making an attempt to get within the automotive,” Garcia stated, “and on the time he mainly did inform me he flipped the wheel over so the automotive would crash, which made the wheel pop on the suitable rear facet.”

Garcia stated that popped tire is what she believes brought on the carjackers to drag over, ditching the automotive lower than 1 / 4 mile away.

Fortunately, with their 1-year-old daughter and a 5-year-old son nonetheless within the backseat.

“As quickly as I noticed him, I hugged him like I misplaced him for days,” Garcia stated. “It is probably the most hardest factor to your youngsters to be taken away identical to that. I do not care if the automotive is taken, however not my youngsters. Not with the children inside.”

Chicago police stated Thursday there’s nonetheless nobody in custody and detectives proceed to analyze.

Metropolis knowledge reveals there have been 596 vehicular hijacking victims to date this yr, up 5% from 567 throughout the identical interval final yr.

“I simply need justice on this case for my youngsters,” Garcia stated.

forty third Ward Ald. Michele Smith stated Thursday that there will likely be elevated patrols within the space, and $1.5 million has been put aside for cameras and different gear for the 18th and nineteenth Districts.

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