CHICAGO — Another "bump-and-run" car theft was reported over the weekend, this time near the University of Illinois at Chicago, according to UIC Police.
Dozens of "bump-and-run" car thefts have been reported since May. In the incidents, the victim's car is rear-ended and when the victim steps out to look at the damage, the carjacker enters the car and drives away.
The latest incident occurred around 1:20 a.m. July 8 as the victim was driving a 2014 white Jeep Grand Cherokee northbound on Racine Avenue near Congress Parkway. The thief fled in the victim's car northbound on Racine and then westbound on I-290 expressway. The victim is not affiliated with UIC.
There were three men involved in the bump-and-run, and no weapons were shown, police said. They also said nothing to the victim before taking the car.