Man selling car online carjacked at gunpoint by buyers in New Lenox

A man selling his car online had just given a group of men a test drive when he was forced out at gunpoint.

It all happened Tuesday in southwest suburban New Lenox.

Kevin Yanong is still shaken up. The New Lennox resident tried to sell his car on Facebook marketplace and Craigslist. Three men showed up to take it for test drive and when they reached the 800 block of Pine, they put a gun to his head. Kevin had one thought. 

"I don't want to die. That's it. Just take it. Take whatever,” Kevin said.

The crooks sped away in the car and the police are looking now for it. It’s a 2014 white four-door Kia Optima with license plates S835382.

Kevin is still reeling from it.

"Pretty upset. Cause I have a family and who's to say they won't come back for another car. These folks they just exploit the goodwill of others,” he said.

The suspects are described as three black men about 20 years old driving a blue and white two door Dodge Charger. The Will County Sheriff’s Department says when selling anything on Facebook, there's a way to protect yourself. 

"We suggest that people come to a public place like the police station. Pretty much people are not gonna rob you if you're in the parking lot of a police station,” said Lt. Jeff McKenzie.

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

More Stories You May Be Interested In - includes Advertiser Stories