Police say an 84-year old Evanston woman had her car stolen by two men who rear-ended her car this afternoon on Sheridan Road near Davis Street.

Cmdr. Ryan Glew says  the incident happened about 2:05 p.m. The victim told officers she was driving northbound on Sheridan in her grey 2011 Lexus when she was rear-ended by a black Acura.

When she got out of her ca,r one of the two men in the Acura jumped into her car and drove off northbound on Sheridan followed by the driver in the Acura.

The suspects were described as two young black males wearing gray hoodies.

The victim wasn’t injured, but she also lost her purse containing credit cards, house keys and $200 in cash.

Evanston police detectives are investigatng the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 847-866-5040 or text CRIMES (274637) and enter EPDTIP in the message line, followed by the tip information.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. the hyjacking of a car
    The ‘successful’ theft of a car on Sheridan Rd. will doubtless be imitated! Is there a lesson for us all, here? Are we supposed to stay in our cars if we are involved in an accident, especially one in which we are rear-ended? I suspect that the guilty parties in this incident would have driven away if the woman had not gotten out of her car, but minus a stolen vehicle. What do the police suggest?

    1. Third world is coming to us
      This is an exact replica of a crime common in many third world countries – I give them “A” for execution, “C” for a choice of target vehicle. Other variations include a fender-bender or even a pedestrian.

      We also started seeing ATM “swipers” installed to capture cards and pin codes.

      So, was Trump right again?

      1. Shrewd analysis ….. not

        Perhaps we can tabulate crime by country of origin and ethnicity… we can then see if we have a trade surplus in crime or not … we can then have the dealer in chief get us a better deal 

  2. 84 year old woman car jacked

    This is an outrageous attack on one of our most vulnerable citizens and the police and City Council need to lead in bringing this kind of crime to a halt asap.  Folks need to defend themselves and learn how to safeguard themselves at all times of the day.  We need a community discussion to come together in thwarting these criminals. 

    1. Lawful weapons

      Every time I read about a poor, defenseless person getting taken advantage of, I always wonder if criminals “assume” that nobody carries legal weapons?   I’d love to see more people take control of their safety….and poop on the criminals!

  3. Stats on education level
    Do the police/others keep/publish a report on education level of criminals caught in Evanston—at least for the crimes against people ?
    E.g. did they complete 8th grade, graduate from ETHS.

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